Sunday, January 19, 2020

Saturday, January 18, 2020

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MEET "SEWELO"
A 1,758-CARAT ROUGH DIAMOND

and the largest raw diamond discovered
in the last 125 years.

And the second-biggest ever mined
has a new owner . . .

Louis Vuitton,
the French luxury brand company,
owned by LVMH.

How the Sewelo is displayed or
cut into priceless jewelry pieces
remains to be seen.

The sales price has remained undisclosed.

Friday, January 17, 2020

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WOOD FIRED PIZZA

Nothing like the taste of
  hand-thrown pies
in a wood burning oven.

Especially on a cold winter's day.

Yum.

Thursday, January 16, 2020

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BANK GUARD

Living in BogotÃ¥.  

An exciting time in my life.

The bank guards holding
sawed-off shotguns.
Drug sniffing dogs.

We always felt safe in 
our Barrio.


Wednesday, January 15, 2020

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GOOD DAY
TO VISIT THE
GREAT EYE BALL

Sun's out.
Temps warming up.

Felt good to get out
to Laumeier Sculpture Park.


Tuesday, January 14, 2020

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A LITTLE SNOW,
A LITTLE ICE

It's still fun to discover
winter still-life scenes
in the neighborhood.

Warm one day,
freezing the next.



Monday, January 13, 2020

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AND THE SNOWS RETURN

Thankfully not as bad
as the rest of the country.

(Station Plaza patio,
Kirkwood, Missouri.)

Sunday, January 12, 2020

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TWO JEOPARDY CLUES

Anyone?

Alex Trebek's final shows are underway.


We will miss you, Alex.




Saturday, January 11, 2020

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AUSTRALIA IS BURNING

18-million acres destroyed. 
Nearly 1-billion animals lost,
with long term damage to
sensitive ecosystems.  

Koalas and kangaroos trapped
with no escape.



What can you do?

1.  gifts.worldwildlife.org

2.  Believe in climate change.
      
As Australia burns, its leaders
are clinging to coal.

It's time to act.

Friday, January 10, 2020

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MY MORNING SMOOTHIE

Berries, carrots, celery,
apple, banana, avocado, 
yogurt, kombucha, almonds,
fresh squeezed oranges.

Great way to start the day!

Thursday, January 9, 2020

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THERE'S A NEW STORE
IN TOWN





And if you're into LEGO® 
minifigurines, bricks, sets or toys
this store's for you.

Trade, sell, buy.
For kids of all ages.

(You should see the kids
on weekends, at the
trading tables.)

theminifigshop.com

Wednesday, January 8, 2020

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GARDEN GLOW
AT MISSOURI BOTANICAL

A million lights
and the garden at night,
with toasty fires to warm you up.

Hope you made it there 
during the holidays,
cause it just closed down
this past weekend.

Such a beautiful sight,
such a beautiful garden.

Tuesday, January 7, 2020

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FOR MY PHOTOGRAPHER FRIENDS

One of my favorite Gahan Wilson cartoons.

Legendary macabre cartoonist
for Playboy, National Lampoon
and the New Yorker.

He passed away late last year,
and will be missed by many.


Monday, January 6, 2020

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AMAZING ART INSTALLATION
AT THE KEMPER MUSEUM

Exiled Chinese artist and activist
Ai Weiwei (b. 1957)
has installed an impressive exhibit
in the newly refurbished Kemper Museum
at Washington University, St. Louis.

Constructions, installations, sculptures
and photographs, on sensitive themes
raising questions about our 
shared humanity.

Best show I've seen in a long time.
(And free.)

Sunday, January 5, 2020

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LOVING POMEGRANATES

So much to love about pomegranates --

Fun to open up (and easy too).

You can eat the seeds,
float them in champagne,
or add them to salads.

They get their vibrant red from polyphenols.
Sky high in antioxidants, 
helping remove "free radicals,"
protecting cells from damage and 
reducing inflammation.

Rich in Vitamin C, so much more
than pasteurized juices.
Cancer preventative, 
Alzheimer's disease protection,
aids digestion,
arthritis relief, 
memory improver,
sports performance enhancer.

Oh yeah
and absolutely delicious.

Saturday, January 4, 2020

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LEMON MERINGUE PIE

Lewis Cafe, St. Clair, Missouri.

Fresh baked daily, from scratch.
Worth the drive.

(So much for my New Year's diet plan.)


Friday, January 3, 2020

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IGLOOS DOWNTOWN

What a great idea.

Free ice skating rink
in the heart of downtown.

With see-thru igloos
to keep you warm and dry.

Great view.  Great idea.



Thursday, January 2, 2020

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PERFECT DAY
TO SKATE

Steinberg Rink in Forest Park
and Keiner Plaza downtown St. Louis.

Perfect sunny day to try out the ice skates.

Happy first day of 2020.





Wednesday, January 1, 2020

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TWELVE GRAPES 
FOR THE NEW YEAR

There's a popular tradition and
superstition of eating 12 grapes
at midnight of the New Year,
one for each strike of the clock.

Rare is the Spaniard who will risk
poisoning their fate for the coming year
by missing one grape at midnight.

Good luck.
And Happy New Year.