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Life Lessons from Art – Harmony

I love Beautiful synchronicity. Yesterday, as I was preparing to write something about today’s Feast of Miriam I began looking at paintings of Mary Magdalene and saving them on my computer. But at the same time I began to feel … Continue reading

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Last Day of “Le Cheval”

It’s the last day of Le Cheval for 2015, so I figured I’d post a piece of art I did a few years ago called The Current, in honor of the occasion. The two major aspects of Le Cheval are the Virtue of … Continue reading

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Cora Cocktail

After much research to find the original recipe for the “Tears of Cora Pearl” and speaking with several rockstar cocktaliers in Chicago, I ended up just winging it last night and made something I’m very proud of. Since it made … Continue reading

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The Feast of Soft Cakes – July 8th

July 8th is a very sweet day! Phew, what a whirlwind weekend of holidays. First, here in the United States was the fourth of July which found me and Madame traveling up to Wisconsin to visit dear friends at their … Continue reading

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Quote of the Day: Tullia d’Aragona

“Well then, for my part I believe that Beauty is mother of all forms of love.” – Tullia d’Aragona “Who, then, would be its father?” – Benedetto Varchi “The knowledge of that Beauty.” – Tullia d’Aragona

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Quote of the Day – Rainer Maria Rilke

“A hand that touches no longer totally belongs from which it came. It and the object it touches or grasps together form something new, something else that has no name and that belongs to no one.”  – Rainer Maria Rilke, regarding … Continue reading

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Declaring a New Holiday!

In celebration of the landmark Supreme Court of the United States decision made this day in 2015, we are officially declaring a new holiday, Isodikeia. It is the Feast of Equality (ἴσος/isos) and Justice (δίκη/dike). Those who have defended the … Continue reading

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Unrestrained Revelry

“2. (lowercase) unrestrained revelry”… …is one of the definitions of “saturnalia”, a word that comes from the celebration of the Roman god Saturn. The original Saturnalia orgies were held in the month that we now know as December. However, in … Continue reading

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The Cyprian’s Ball

George Cruikshank was an illustrator in England during the 1800’s. He is most noted as illustrator for his friend Charles Dickens. Here, he depicts the Cyprian’s Ball at the Argyle Rooms – an annual event thrown by regency era courtesan … Continue reading

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Quote of the Day: Harriette Wilson

“You see me, madame, an honest man of five feet nine inches.” “Madame is persuaded of your five feet, but she is not so sure of your nine inches. ―From the memoirs of English Courtesan, Harriette Wilson (1786-1845)

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