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Clouds taking over La Gomera before the sunset, Tenerife, Spain.

If by Rudyard Kipling

Clouds taking over La Gomera before the sunset, Tenerife, Spain. If you can keep your head when all about youAre losing theirs and blaming it on you;If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you,But make allowance for their doubting too:If you can wait and not be tired by waiting,Or, being lied about, don’t […]

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Sodom and Gomorrah afire by Jacob de Wet II, 1680

Divine Retribution for Sodom and Gomorrah

The End of the World, commonly known as The Great Day of His Wrath, an 1851–1853 oil painting on canvas by the English painter John Martin. The Bible refers to divine retribution as, in most cases, being delayed or “treasured up” to a future time. Sight of God’s supernatural works and retribution would militate against faith in God’s Word. William Lane Craig says, in Paul’s […]

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The Scapegoat (1854 painting by William Holman Hunt)

Book of Leviticus and the Scapegoat

William Holman Hunt: The Scapegoat, 1854. The Book of Leviticus (/lɪˈvɪtɪkəs/) is the third book of the Torah and of the Old Testament; scholars generally agree that it developed over a long period of time, reaching its present form during the Persian Period between 538–332 BC. Today I was revisiting these scriptures and decided to share, interesting history of from the brother […]

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Christ in the Wilderness

Christ in the Wilderness

Christ in the Wilderness by Ivan Kramskoi. This great artist lived in Russia, born in 1837 and died at 50 years old in 1887 but left behind this amazing painting called “Jesus in the Desert” (or wilderness). This image is a scan by the Google Cultural Institute, as the original hangs in the Tretyakov Gallery […]

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Qeyapaplanewx

Qeyapaplanewx the Great Warrior Chief of the Musqueam

Qeyapaplanewx demands respect and deserves to be honored. Over 300 years ago Vancouver was his Kingdom, he was the Chief of the Musqueam Nation. His place marker overlooks the Pacific from a perch above the cliffs and if it were not for a memorial he’d be all but forgotten. Not anymore because I will always […]

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Wild Orchids stamps

U.S. Postal Service Issues Wild Orchids Stamps

Forever Stamps Showcase Floral Beauty CORAL GABLES, Fla., Feb. 21, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — The U.S. Postal Service celebrates the striking beauty of wild orchids with the release of the Wild Orchids Forever stamps. Part of the largest family of plants on Earth, orchids grow in many climates and thrive under a variety of conditions. Wild Orchids stamps unveiled […]

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Philippe de Champaigne's Vanitas (c. 1671) is reduced to three essentials: Life, Death, and Time

Memento Mori and Vanitas

Día de Muertos (day of the dead) recently passed and reminded me of Memento Mori, which I thought was made famous by Roman Generals but can’t find proof, however I did find the cool painting called Vanitas (below) and more nuggets of knowledge about life, death and time. A memento mori (Latin ‘remember that you must die’) is […]

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Haida Gwaii Eagle

First Nations Art in Canada

“The Spirit of Haida Gwaii” – The Jade Canoe First Nations Art is something I want to learn more about, so I decided to create this page and begin gathering information about the various artists and mediums of art from Native Artisans in Canada. Anyone who knows me, knows that I like the work of […]

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Niccolò Machiavelli and Money for Nothing

Money for Nothing

Niccolò Machiavelli Australia (Oz) taught me so much and I was so green in my twenties that looking back, I consider my years from the age of twenty one to twenty five to have been my college education. Also, it was the years leading up to the move to Australia, where I worked in the […]

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Street Art & Graffiti (Francis Street area Of Dublin)

When all else fails, Create Art

When I think about Brazil I think about art, I think about music, the people and the feeling of love. Once you have Brazil in you, it will never come out. It’s the art of life in the tropics, and living there to create art, that’s what I miss most about Brazil as a muse. […]

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