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Budding Artists: First Grade

This is my favorite self-portrait of my younger son when he was in first grade and grew to become an incredibly talented artist. But what makes this piece so perfect is the comment the teacher made! She was a regular substitute teacher at the school and happened to be teaching his class that day. Those […]

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O Helios, who knows!

You have to know some Greek to know that the word helios means sun in Greek.  I believe the Ancients had imagined a god in his image.  Helios signifies passion, fire, inspiration, and highly principled action.  All good traits.  However aren’t some of these traits associated with manic behavior?  So did the Greeks regard us […]

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Magical Snow

There is something magical about seeing snow falling on Christmas morning.  This region seldom sees snow and although it wasn’t the sticking type, I saw some beautiful flurries this morning on my run to Northern Virginia to pick up some cheap cigarettes.  That was part of Aristophanes’ Christmas present — a ride in the car.  […]