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Learning Curve on the Ecliptic
On art, music, books, movies, politics, life - sometimes with astrology thrown in.

  • Movie Monday ~ Z for Zachariah
    There's nothing like a post-apocalyptic, movie to cheer one in these troubled political times. If nothing else, these offerings show us how much worse things could be - will likely be in fact, some future day in the absence of major changeĀ  - soon. We watched one such movie a few nights ago (Netflix): Z for Zachariah. It's a loose (extremely loose , I think) adaptation of the 1974 novel by

  • Aries Considered
    In his book, Astrology published 1964, Louis MacNeice, not an astrologer, but a poet and scholar, gathered together much of interest from a variety of sources, ancient and modern. On zodiac sign Aries, through which the Sun now travels, he wrote the paragraphs below, quoting from some professional astrologers whose works may now be less known by the average astrology fan. Some related links

  • Original Arty Farty
    Friday's Arty Farty regime here began in 2007. Originally it had a slightly different aim from the way it eventually developed, over the years. My first intentions were simply to display some artworks I'd acquired for display in our home. Flicking back through the first Arty Friday posts I see that several were deleted (by me), having been videos I'd made, and used copyrighted music as backing,

  • Pair of Poems by John Ciardi + A Birthday
    I've stumbled across another poet not known to me before: John Ciardi. Some of his poems remind me of Ogden Nash's, others have a tinge of Shel Silverstein. I was not surprised, either , when I noticed that some of his books of poems, especially his children's poems, were illustrated by Edward Gorey, about whom I wrote a post a few years ago see HERE. Here are a couple of poems by John

  • Puppets
    World Puppetry Day, comes every March 21. The idea came from the puppet theater Artist Javad Zolfaghari from Iran. In 2000 at the XVIII Congress of the Union Internationale de la Marionnette, (UNIMA) in Magdeburg, he made the proposal for discussion. Two years later, at a meeting of the International Council of UNIMA in June 2002 in Atlanta, the date of the celebration was identified. The first


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