A Brief History of Penmanship on National Handwriting Day By JENNIE COHENUpdated AUG 22, 2018 / original: JAN 23, 2012 Borrowing aspects of the Etruscan alphabet, the ancient Romans were among the first to develop a written script for transactions and correspondence. By the fifth century A.D. it included early versions of lowercase letters and… Continue reading A Handwriting Celebration
Why do we eat? Why personification? Why Avocado?
Camera: Sigma DP2 Merrill Astonishment was my first love. Indeed, this is merely a claim but it may be easily substantiated, even beyond experience as a single individual. After all, is singularity even possible when a thought can not be exclusively that of a single human? A much more popular claim is that of music… Continue reading Why do we eat? Why personification? Why Avocado?
Twentieth Century Vienna Fruits
In the wake of such influential studies as Allan Janik and Stephen Toulmin's Wittgenstein's Vienna (1973) and Carl Schorske's Fin-de-siècle Vienna: Politics and Culture (1979), scholars from diverse fields have come to recognize that in the years from about 1890 to 1918 the imperial city of Vienna comprised a unique historico-cultural nexus. The fact that… Continue reading Twentieth Century Vienna Fruits
Within much of what I have been, and amongst plenty of what I have seen, beauty has soothed me. Again, and again, it has explained surface and essence of things, and of non-things, to the point of manifestations in mild but deep rooted lip movements which are much more than smiles.To the eye, beauty has… Continue reading Behold. Question.
Taste is the hardest work
Black History Month on Clubhouse
During the month of February, in addition to our regular programming. The Aristipposian Poet, and Opera, Blood, and Tears are celebrating Black History Month, by holding a room series entitled THE VIRTUOUS BLACK While there are always substantial reasons to protest unfairness, we intend to focus on celebrating twenty-eight individuals who, while being black, have… Continue reading Black History Month on Clubhouse
Wiener Schmäh, the mindset
Once more, this morning I sensed that impulse in the mindset of freezing frames, commonly known as photographing. Simultaneously, I was overwhelmed by the thought of delighting in the air of the city of Vienna. Not precisely to relive what the Viennese take pleasure in with their palate but rather to set myself in their… Continue reading Wiener Schmäh, the mindset
Of Fruits & Vegetables
Childhood outside the box
Somewhat obscure, cloudy, is the childhood memory of a sweet dish which was always served in accompaniment, never as a piece for focus. The inner skin of grapefruits (oranges or limes, too) would be cocked for hours with spices and sugar, until it became syrup. Another memory is of a more common, children’s joy, namely,… Continue reading Childhood outside the box
Sunday Cigar Times
“Wednesday Woman” coming soon!
To shine the light on women who for centuries have influenced, caressed, and inspired with music, words, and thoughts, Wednesday Woman is a new weekly series on Clubhouse, at The Aristipposian Poet Club. Herewith you are invited to the first rooms, dedicated to the following women: NOVEMBER3. Lili Boulanger —- composer, *Aug 21 189310. Fanny… Continue reading “Wednesday Woman” coming soon!
Slow Caravan (detail #2)
Slow Caravan (detail #1)
postcard — noun | post·card | \ ˈpōs(t)-ˌkärd \- a card on which a message may be written for mailing without an envelope and to which the sender must affix a stamp
Inspiration, companion, joy, and shield
That is Everyone
Please, allow me some criticism on etiquette
Is it truly necessary to chew gum while on stage at the opening ceremony for the Ryder Cup 2021?
An evolutionary observation (with a twist)
Over centuries, plants developed the ability to build defenses that would make it unpleasant for the surrounding living creatures to eat them. Those are the herbs and spices in which we find great pleasure today. Those are the same repellents that help us as preventive medicine and cure today. Did we learn to master fire… Continue reading An evolutionary observation (with a twist)