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Aug.14.2009
Gold Dust Gecko
 My dream was viewed in a frame.  The frame looked like an antique marred gold painted wooden frame.  On the top of the frame sat a long Gecko comfortably observing all that was happening.  (He had no eyelids so I assume he saw everything not sure if he had any control over the happenings, but...
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Aug.14.2009
Antonio Mayo (oil)
This morning I struggled to wake up because my dream had me so anxious, I really needed a break. Not only that I was so tense I could barely look from side to side. My shoulders were frozen with one tight rectangular muscle at the top of my back. So I stiffly walked as best I could into the saloni...
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Aug.06.2009
Pigs aren't the problem - corporate farms are!
Did you have a chance to read Charles Ray's blog titled "Swine Flu and Piggy Attitudes"?     http://www.redroom.com/blog/charles-a-ray/swine-flue-and-piggy-attitudes I was reminded of his blog when I saw this panel discussion offered on the Big Think web site. Big Think explores the...
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Aug.06.2009
Nighttime at the old harbor at Chania
I'll tell you a secret, although I'm a bit embarrassed.   I haven't been out of the house for  many days because of the strength of the sun.  In August I usually spend most days at home due to both the sun's intensity and the large number of tourists.  August is the busiest month for tourists to...
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Aug.02.2009
Xalepa, Chania, Crete Bird's eye view of the Platia
Xalepa is a true neighborhood, an old neighborhood with narrow streets and neighbors that have known each other all their lives.  The center of the social life of the neighborhood is  the main platia of Xalepa which is in front of one of the most beautiful churches in Chania. Around the platia we...
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Aug.02.2009
Raindrop shaped hotel, Spanish architectural firm design
I thought you might enjoy seeing this fantastice design for a hotel.  I think it is really marvelous so I wanted to share the photos.  For a view of the inside of the hotel and some more information see the following link.  http://bigthink.com/vickinikolaidis/raindrop-shaped-hotel
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Jul.29.2009
   The editor of WordsWithout Borders gives an interesting interview on Big Think about how she started Words Without Borders, how she was inspired with the idea, and the difficulties she needed to surmount.  She also talks about translating books into English and finding foreign authors. ...
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Jul.28.2009
Here's one filmmakers idea of what happens when a Greek God retires to Los Angeles. The neighborhood just isn't the same!  http://www.babelgum.com/118994/mean-old-god.html  
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Jul.25.2009
I'm trying to write a short story but I am stuck.  I seem to get as far as writing a nice portait of a scene in time, but I don't think that I am really writing a short story. I'm wondering how to proceed.  Should I add more description?  Should I add more about the trip?  Should I braid together...
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Jul.23.2009
A patient's medical records are kept by the patient.
 Thought you might find a bit about my European health care experience interesting.  Especially since a pivotal time for change in the U.S.A. seems to be occuring.   Now is a good time for the U.S.A. to switch to Medicare Health Care for All: do away with superfluous paperwork, let patients keep...
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Jul.15.2009
Ecocinema 7th International Film Festival, Hydra, Greece
ECOCINEMA in Hydra, 16-23 July 2009 16/7-19/7 Cultural Centre ‘Melina Merkouri' 20/7-23/7 ‘Gardenia" Open Air Cinema Ecocinema film festival travels to the Island of Hydra and presents an 8-day film programme of Greek premieres, prize-winning documentary, and film tributes. Highlights of...
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Jul.13.2009
LATO ferryboat to Crete from the Greek harbor of Pireaus
The Anek Lines ferryboat "LATO" has a crew of 140 persons, average speed 24 knots, length 188 meters, capacity 2,000 passengers and 850 vehicles, full air conditioned lounges, restaurants, self service cafeteria, duty free shops My girls rented a four bed cabin.  When they first boarded...
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Jul.13.2009
I've been promising to send some information on types of places to stay in Chania.  Here are some sites to pique your interest! Milia Village At he top of the mountain.  Relaxing 'agrotourism' in a hotel steeped in history.  I've stayed here and like it very much. The people there are fantastic....
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Jul.11.2009
The Lato Ferryboat to Souda, Crete
About five or five thirty in the morning is a calm, soothing time to enjoy the outdoors in Xalepa, our suburb near the sea. Today I woke early so that I could pick up Natalie and her friends Kaliopi and Kalliopi's sister, Thespina, at Souda Bay.  Yesterday afternoon at about 5:30 pm they arrived in...
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Jul.03.2009
"The job of the artist is to uplift men's souls."  spoken by Nicoli Seroff in LOCAL COLOR, the movie now opening across the States
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