Monthly Archives: June 2012

Weekly Photo Challenge: Fleeting Moment

Sunsets, like childhood, are fleeting … here now and gone in an instant.

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The Gentle Washi Scupltures of Kyoko Okubo

  Tokyo-based artist Kyoko Okubu does amazing things with the traditional Japanese paper called washi. Simple yet provocative, her delicately handcrafted miniature scenes realistically portray intimate moments from a gentle world inhabited by passive and enigmatic animals mysteriously bonding and interacting … Continue reading

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A-Z Archive: Z Challenge: Zany!

Hello, fellow A-to-Zers! If Webster’s defines zany as “ludicrously comical, clownish,” then the entrance to Sydney’s Luna Park amusement park is truly zany (or maniacally scary, depending on your point of view).

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Alien Invasion Caught On Film!

Grainy footage bears witness to actual alien invasion in San Francisco! The mothership beckons! Oh, the humanity!

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A-Z Archive: Y Challenge: Yoda

Hello, fellow A-Zers. This week Y is for Yoda, seen here doing a little Christmas shopping in San Francisco last December. “Offer me a discount, you will.”

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Essay: Psychic Occurrences

Lately I feel like I’m developing psychic powers. I don’t mean like I can see into the future and predict events in history. I can’t read minds and I can’t see dead people. I also don’t babble in tongues when … Continue reading

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Ailsa’s Travel Theme: Secret Places

This is Gordon’s Bay in Clovelly, right outside of Sydney along the 3-mile coastal walk between Bondi and Coogee, and it’s my second favorite secret place on earth. If I showed my first place, it wouldn’t be a secret any … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Close

You can’t get much closer to people than on a Tokyo subway train at rush hour … … unless you get off at Shibuya Station.

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The Playful Cartoon Art of Dela Longfish

Art doesn’t always have to be a subject for naval gazing or instigate a serious search for some kind of hidden meaning. Sometimes it just wants to be fun, like the cartoon art of Dela Longfish. Obviously a child of … Continue reading

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Photo Essay: Haight Street Fair, San Francisco

During the 1968 Summer of Love, San Francisco became a mecca for the counterculture, hippy-dippy movement of free love and free thinking, and Haight Street was Ground Zero, a place where Jack Keroac, Jerry Garcia, Janis Joplin and Timothy Leary … Continue reading

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