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Here’s to Life! A celebration of the 70th anniversary of Merlin’s birth.

On this the eve of the July 21, 2017, 70th anniversary of Merlin’s birth, I am still over the moon and greatly inspired for having travelled to London, England, Paris and Versailles France and Amsterdam, the Netherlands in June.  I wanted … Continue reading

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Look Who’s Coming To Dinner!

Recently, I caught up with old friends; a bunch of Leos all, we decided to get together and share our birthdays which all six fall within an eight-day period.  I still have yet to actually meet someone born on August … Continue reading

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Happy 100th Birthday Billie Holiday!

Billie Holiday. 07.04.191517.07.1959 God Bless The Child Voice: Billie Holiday Composition: Billie Holiday, Arthur Herzog Jr. c. 1939 ________________ Fine and Mellow Written: Billie Holiday c. 1939 Live TV recording 1957. Voice: Billie Holiday Piano: Mal Waldon Double Bass: Milt … Continue reading

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432 Park Avenue.

Architecture as high art. At last, New York City’s two iconic structures, Empire State Building and Chrysler Building, have a companion.  Henceforth, there will a troika of granite structures which ever will define Manhattan. Not a day goes by without … Continue reading

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Happy 90th anniversary James Baldwin.

Watercolour © 2013 James Gayles http://www.jamesgayles.com/ Born in the year of the Rat and on the same day (August 2) as me, James also happens to be an entity mate.  Though I never met him, Merlin did.  As we drove … Continue reading

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