Monthly Archives: April 2012




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A few new iPhone pics I took while on a bike ride earlier this week…

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For All Mothers Everywhere

A touching and beautifully made video that will undoubtedly touch any Mother’s heart.  A perfect video to share for both Mother and child for this upcoming Mother’s Day.

Miss you, Mom…this is for you.

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More iPhone pics at my EyeEm link  at


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Antique ART DECO Piano Lamp

7/21/12 update:  SOLD
Just listed this fabulous antique ART DECO Piano / Desk Lamp by RADIONIC TRANS CO.   This old beauty features a G-clef centered on the brass stand.  An incredibly beautiful masterpiece of industrial design which clearly pays homage to the music industry.
For more info and details, see my Ebay Auction link at right….>>>

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A Dog’s Purpose (by a six year old)

A Dog’s Purpose?
(from a 6-year-old)
Being a veterinarian, I had been called to examine a ten-year-old Irish Wolfhound named Belker. The dog’s owners, Ron, his wife Lisa , and their little boy Shane, were all very attached to Belker, and they were hoping for a miracle.

I examined Belker and found he was dying of cancer. I told the family we couldn’t do anything for Belker, and offered to perform the euthanasia procedure for the old dog in their home.

As we made arrangements, Ron and Lisa told me they thought it would be good for six-year-old Shane to observe the procedure. They felt as though Shane might learn something from the experience.

The next day, I felt the familiar catch in my throat as Belker ‘s family surrounded him. Shane seemed so calm, petting the old dog for the last time, that I wondered if he understood what was going on. Within a few minutes, Belker slipped peacefully away.

The little boy seemed to accept Belker’s transition without any difficulty or confusion. We sat together for a while after Belker’s Death, wondering aloud about the sad fact that animal lives are shorter than human lives.
Shane, who had been listening quietly, piped up, ”I know why.”

Startled, we all turned to him. What came out of his mouth next stunned me. I’d never heard a more comforting explanation. It has changed the way I try and live.

He said,”People are born so that they can learn how to live a good life — like loving everybody all the time and being nice, right?” The Six-year-old continued,

”Well, dogs already know how to do that, so they don’t have to stay as long.”

Live simply.

Love generously.

Care deeply.

Speak kindly.

Remember, if a dog was the teacher you would learn things like:

When loved ones come home, always run to greet them.

Never pass up the opportunity to go for a joyride.

Allow the experience of fresh air and the wind in your face to be pure Ecstasy.

Take naps.

Stretch before rising.

Run, romp, and play daily.

Thrive on attention and let people touch you.

Avoid biting when a simple growl will do.

On warm days, stop to lie on your back on the grass.

On hot days, drink lots of water and lie under a shady tree.

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Vintage Nude Figural – Handcarved Wood Sculpture

(Update:  SOLD)

Just listed this wonderful original folk art piece that is very nicely detailed.  Wood sculpture carving that stands over a foot tall at 13” in height.  Estimated circa 1940s.  Faintly imprinted on the pedestal front is “In Friendship, Joey & Roy”.

For more photos and details, see Ebay link at right….>>>

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