Tag Archives: clever

Yesterday I Was Foolish

Thought for the Week No one can remain young–although some manage to approximate it by remaining foolish. Sadly, our world encourages the behavior. And always has. The phrase “live fast, die young, and leave a good-looking corpse” derives from a … Continue reading

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Cleverest Ads Ever

I’ve always had a love/hate relationship with advertising. Back in the 80s, I was surprised to learn that the makers of Charmin toilet paper actually knew their “Please don’t squeeze the Charmin” commercials were annoying. “It doesn’t matter,” they replied, … Continue reading

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Astonishing Sculptures

This collection of sculptures (I got carried away, I confess!) surprises us: with scale (immense, tiny), with unexpected locations, with uncanny realism, with skewed perceptions…or with sheer unclassifiability! (Click on any image to enlarge it, or to begin slideshow)

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More Amazing Street Art

Temporary, permanent, sweet, shocking, whimsical, thoughtful… Art can be anything, I think, except boring. And while a picture may be worth a thousand words, it is much more than mere information. It speaks to a different part of our selves. … Continue reading

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Amazing Street Art

It’s no news that I love public art. Many street art pieces (often not officially sanctioned and therefore temporary) take their cue from their settings, commenting whimsically or seriously upon the world we live in. Enjoy! (Click on any image … Continue reading

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Astonishing Sculptures

I love public art! Especially those pieces that catch us off-guard, delight us, or make us think. These public sculptures–in thoroughfares, in forests or along garden paths, some even carved right into the trees and rocks, employing living scenery–do just … Continue reading

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Meditation for the Easily Distracted

This week’s Featured Blogger is my efriend (strictly facetious–I really do think of her as a friend friend), C. J. Hartwell of Feeding on Folly. C. J. is one of the funniest bloggers out there doing that thing where you, … Continue reading

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I’m So Clever

Every time I quote myself or invite people to follow my blog I realize I’m still just that little kid on the playground shouting, “Mommy, look at me!” or “Daddy, watch what I can do!” My family calls these “I’m … Continue reading

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Yesterday…

“Chill October” (1870) by John Everett Millais

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Jingle Bells

“Jingle Bells” is one of the most sung Christmas tunes in the world, although its lyrics vary from country to country (it’s also one of the most spoofed). It was written by James Lord Pierpont–for Thanksgiving–in remembrance of the sleigh … Continue reading

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