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Jac-rat by
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Prompted By That Night

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Dashed hopes for a sexual threesome one night in 1970, and what rats we men are.
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A dream, an encounter, a magical moment (and more) by
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When Dave returned to the phone and told me the call had been from a “John Steptoe,” I thought my roommates were playing a practical joke.
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The Magic of Digital Imaging by
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I’ll never have plastic surgery. I always say it’s because I’m determined to age gracefully, naturally, but mostly it’s because I can’t afford it, and I’m afraid of pain and/or a bad result. But each morning I Photoshop my mouth, turn it up at the corners for a sweet smile instead of the gash I…
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The magic’s in the music…* by
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I’m not much for magic, although I love “believing” the magician, probably out of sympathy for the performer. I don’t try to figure out his or her tricks, and I don’t feel cheated. I tried to watch Guillermo Del Toro’s adaption of Nightmare Alley, an epic novel about the rise and fall from grace of…
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Once Upon A Time by
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We circled and bobbed at his urging—arms, wings and paws in unison—as a giant red sun rose out of the water.
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Once Upon A Time by
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We circled and bobbed at his urging---arms, wings and paws in unison---as a giant red sun rose out of the water.
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The French, As Usual, Have a Word For It…. by
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Santiago Calatrava's Milwaukee Art Museum is one of the strangest buildings I have ever seen or heard of.
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The Inexplicable Magic of The Gates by
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The Gates – Central Park, New York  2005 I’m a art-lover and avid museum-goer with what I guess is eclectic taste.   For example   I don’t like abstract art.  (See In the Abstract) And yet although I prefer representational art,  I also like art that’s a bit phantasmic like Franz Marc’s blue horses and Marc…
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“Do you believe in fairies?” by
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Eva Le Gallienne as Peter Pan 1928 When my mother was young her parents took her to Broadway to see Peter Pan,  the title role played by the actress Eva Le Gallienne who famously flew on wires over the heads of the audience. The London-born Le G as she was called,  who died in 1991 at…
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