Monthly Archives: October 2017

Here I Go Again ’87 or Flock of Seagulls in My Bangs

My favorite dystopian futures feature pink punk hair.

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Making an 18th Century Redingote — Angela Clayton’s Costumery & Creations

Todays post is about a real doozy of a dress that I made over the last two weeks. It consists of a redingote, petticoat, hat, and fichu. I even bought some fancy period appropriate shoes to go with it! I’m … Continue reading

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davidbrucehaiku: beauty is usual

https://pixabay.com/en/girl-girls-beauty-pretty-naked-2892417/ *** BEAUTY IS USUAL *** Is beauty really — lots of women are pretty   — so unusual?

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davidbrucehaiku: celebrate love

https://pixabay.com/en/aron-arsa-model-little-kissing-920236/ *** CELEBRATE LOVE *** Let’s celebrate love It is good and powerful This is how to love *** NOTE: Originally, the photo showed a graffito of Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin kissing, but that image was copyrighted. Fortunately, I … Continue reading

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David Bruce: Conductors Anecdotes

When he was young, Clemens Kraus was asked to be a guest conductor of the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, which the composer Johannes Brahms himself used to conduct. At the rehearsal of a Brahms symphony, the orchestra was perfect. The first … Continue reading

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“Antony and Cleopatra”: A Retelling in Prose — Act 3, Scenes 8-11

— 3.8 — On a plain near Actium on 2 September 31 B.C.E., Octavius Caesar talked with Taurus, his Lieutenant General. “Taurus!” “My lord?” “Strike not by land; keep the land forces whole and undivided. Do not provoke a land … Continue reading

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davidbrucehaiku: beautiful leaves

https://pixabay.com/en/autumn-autumn-leaves-dobong-2789234/ *** BEAUTIFUL LEAVES *** Dying leaves turn red One must suffer in order To be beautiful *** NOTE: The French is Il faut souffrir pour être belle. Like many sayings, there is an element of truth in it, but … Continue reading

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davidbrucehaiku: YOUNG FEMALE MODEL QUALIFICATIONS

https://pixabay.com/en/model-girl-woman-female-young-2890152/ *** YOUNG FEMALE MODEL QUALIFICATIONS *** Qualifications: A butt and boobs that don’t sag And a pretty face *** NOTE: Yes, these are real qualifications. Lack of shyness is another real qualification.

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David Bruce: Competition Anecdotes

Early in his ice dancing career, Christopher Dean skated with Sandra Elson. Once, they won a bronze medal in Czechoslovakia, while Russian skater Andrei Bukin and his wife won the silver. After the medal-award ceremony, Mr. Bukin, who knew little … Continue reading

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David Bruce: William Shakespeare’s “Antony and Cleopatra”: A Retelling in Prose — Act 3, Scene 7

— 3.7 — Near Mark Antony’s camp in Actium, Cleopatra and Enobarbus were speaking. “I will talk straight with you — don’t doubt it,” Cleopatra said. “But why, why, why?” “You have spoken against my being in these wars, and … Continue reading

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