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Why am I hopping around?

July 19, 2018

I like this video on so many levels.  I know it is for kids, but so . . .?

and more glass harp music . . .

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What is tattoo Tuesday about?

July 17, 2018

“Photographed over the course of three years, Alan Powdrill‘s COVERED is an interesting look at tattoo culture and our perceptions of people with body art. As tattoos have become increasingly commonplace and mainstream, the old adage “don’t judge a book by its cover” is proven to the fullest by Powdrill’s images of heavily tattooed people covered up—and stripped down.”

“By photographing and interviewing 40 people across England, Powdrill challenges us to reconsider our preconceived notions of what tattoos mean. While, there’s a long history of tattoos in Britain, introduced into Victorian culture by sailors and members of the military, there can also be stigmas associated with tattoo art. But certainly, over time, what it means to have a tattoo—and who has them—has evolved.”

“Powdrill, who met COVERED‘s participants through social media, tattoo conventions, and word of mouth, asks each to pose in front of their homes. One image shows the participants fully clothed, while the other depicts them stipped down and proudly showing off their body art. The side by side look at each subject can’t help but push viewers to focus on their reactions to the photographs, and reflect internally on why they have such feelings.”

Click here for the full article

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What am I celebrating today?

July 14, 2018

It is National Nude Day.  Here are some bare, naked dancers cavorting in NYC.  More here.

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What am I noting today?

July 14, 2018

Today Juggling Day

And my favorite juggler is Penn Jillette

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What am I sappy monkey blogging?

July 13, 2018

 

ref: Chin Ping, Goh/Moment/Getty

monkey dumpling noun [C]
/ˈmʌŋ.ki.dʌm.plɪŋ/
a group of macaque monkeys standing very close together in order to stay warm

When temperatures drop, macaques often huddle together to pool their body heat, forming what’s known as a saru dango, or “monkey dumpling.” This behavior is common among the 23 species of macaques, all of which form complex matriarchal societies. It is especially important for Japanese macaques (Macaca fuscata), which live in colder climates than any other primate aside from humans. On frigid days, their need for warmth clearly outweighs their desire for personal space.
[www.theatlantic.com, 29 June 2017]

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What am I knitting?

July 12, 2018

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What is tattoo Tuesday about?

July 10, 2018

My apologies to everyone else in  Kentucky.