Monthly Archives: July 2012

A-Z Challenge: The Letter E: Eyes Without A Face

Looks like the eyes have it for this week’s A-Z “E” Challenge. It’s it’s a classic ‘whadulookinat?” moment at Sydney’s Sculpture By The Sea outside Bondi Beach.

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Recipe: Ridiculously Easy Marinara Sauce

I found this recipe on an online cooking site, and I was amazed at how easy and delicious it is — and I’m all about easy and delicious. While this sauce could be the star of the show in a … Continue reading

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Ailsa’s Travel Theme: Flowers

I didn’t have to travel far for this week’s Where’s My Backpack challenge: here’s the Conservatory of Flowers in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park.

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Purple

A December twilight gives this food truck in San Francisco’s Noe Valley a purplish hue.

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Beautiful Nightmares: The Angelic Art of Nicoletta Ceccoli

There’s a lot more than meets the eye in the intriguing work of Italian artist Nicoletta Ceccoli. At first glance the surreal worlds she creates seem like a fairy tale, but a darker narrative lies just under the surface, striking … Continue reading

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You’re A Classy Guy, Christian Bale!

In what I think is a wonderful show of support, The Dark Knight Rises star Christian Bale visited with victims of the Aurora, Colorado movie theater shootings yesterday, pictured above with patient Carey Rottman. Bale spent two and a half … Continue reading

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A-Z Challenge: The Letter D: Don’t (Fence Me In)

These two are not at all happy about being fenced in at the recent SF Dogfest, especially when all their pals are allowed to run free and play.

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Inside

  Patterns galore deep inside Sydney’s Queen Victoria Building.

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The Colorado Movie Theater Tragedy

  I join in proud solidarity with Batman fans around the world in mourning the senseless deaths and offering good wishes of speedy recovery for the victims of this incomprehensible tragedy.  

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Strange World: The Fantastical Art of Michael Sowa

German artist Michael Sowa has long been one of my favorites. He creates bizarre worlds where animals (and sometimes food) take on human qualities. In his universe, a rabbit proudly show off his new boxer shorts, potatoes march in formation … Continue reading

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