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“THE IDES OF MARCH”

Beware the IDES OF MARCH! March 15 has a notorious reputation: Julius Caesar was assassinated on that date in 44 B.C., the last Czar of Russia, Nicholas the II, abdicated the throne on the Ides of March in 1917 and … Continue reading

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 INTERNATIONAL SAXOPHONE DAY

Today is International Saxophone Day. Yes, that’s really a “Day!” International Saxophone Day is celebrated on November 6th of each year in remembrance of Antoine-Joseph (Adolphe) Sax, the inventor of the saxophone. Adolphe Sax was born on November 6, 1814 … Continue reading

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PANSIES FOR ROSALINA

My Mom is no longer with me on this earth, but she is always in my heart. These flowers are for her. I wanted to paint bright bold colors, happy, joyful colors, not pastel, sappy colors. No leaves, no frills, no … Continue reading

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“HAPPY EARTH DAY”

In celebration of EARTH DAY, I thought I would post my painting of FALL IN NEW ENGLAND.I know it’s Springtime now, but my feeble attempts at landscape painting are limited, and I wanted to post something appropriate to celebrate EARTH … Continue reading

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PRIMO GENNAIO JANUARY 1st

Until I stumbled into this odd little side gig of translating Italian poetry, my idea of poetry didn’t go much further than, “Roses are red…” etc., etc. Occasionally, I read and reread and tried to understand some of the poetry … Continue reading

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“UNITY” – HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Although the balloons are different colors, they are all still balloons. When they unite, good things happen. I’m hopeful that in 2021 we can all unite and make good things happen. HAPPY NEW YEAR! “L’UNITÀ”  – FELICE ANNO NUOVO! Sebbene … Continue reading

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SAX SEX

Today is International Saxophone Day. Yes, that’s really a “Day!” It seems International Saxophone Day is celebrated on November 6th of each year in remembrance of Antoine-Joseph (Adolphe) Sax, the inventor of the saxophone. Adolphe Sax was born on November … Continue reading

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EARTH DAY

EARTH DAY In celebration of EARTH DAY, I thought I would post my painting of the Pololu Valley Lookout, on the North West corner of the Big Island of Hawaii. Cheers to Mother Earth for bestowing us with this awesome … Continue reading

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NEW ORLEANS JAZZ – INTERNATIONAL JAZZ DAY

  To celebrate “INTERNATIONAL JAZZ DAY,” I thought I would bring back my painting: NEW ORLEANS JAZZ. I have always enjoyed the paintings of Marc Chagall. His blend of reality and fantasy makes his unique work sing. Like Chagall, my … Continue reading

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EARTH DAY

EARTH DAY In celebration of Earth Day, I thought I would post my painting of the Pololu Valley Lookout, on the North West corner of the Big Island of Hawaii. Cheers to Mother Earth for bestowing us with this awesome … Continue reading

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How Translating One Poem Led To A Profitable Spin-off

How Translating One Poem Led To A Profitable Spin-off Until I stumbled into this little side gig of translating Italian poetry, my idea of poetry didn’t go much further than, “Roses are red…” etc., etc. Occasionally, I read and reread … Continue reading

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SURF’S UP

SURF’S UP – For me, big, bold colors reflect the joys of a tropical island. I wanted to keep this painting as uncomplicated as island life. It’s all about celebrating color and simplicity that speak to me while hanging out … Continue reading

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CHARACTER INTERVIEW – BRIDGE OF SIGHS AND DREAMS

“History Imagined” invited me to participate on their historical fiction blog. The premise was for me to interview the antagonist in my novel “Bridge of Sighs and Dreams.” Since the protagonist, Angelina Rosini, and the antagonist, Lidia Corsini, shared center … Continue reading

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LATINA JAZZ DIVA – INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY

LATINA JAZZ DIVA – This is Rita, one hot Latina Jazz Diva. She rocks Jazz, wails the Blues, and loves to glam it up.  Featuring “Rita” to represent all the amazing female jazz singers past and present, is my way … Continue reading

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Author Interview – Bridge of Sighs and Dreams

The joy an author feels when readers purchase his/her book is immense. Almost equally delightful is when a journalist deems that author’s book “interview-worthy.” I have the great fortune to have had many such interviews regarding my novel Bridge of … Continue reading

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