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Decorative Art A Pretty Picture

Decorative Art A Pretty Picture

      When J.B. said he had a painting he wanted to give me, I wasn't sure where this was all headed. I didn't need another painting but told him to bring it over, and, if I didn't want it, I would...

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Waiting in Line Smith's Grocery, Albuquerque, New Mexico

Waiting in Line Smith's Grocery, Albuquerque, New Mexico

    It is not quite seven in the morning, and at seven the Smith's grocery opens up for senior citizens, those over 60. We, in this line, aren't asked for our ID's and grey hair seems to be good enough to get us in into the store at seven. A store employee...

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Getting Screwed

Getting Screwed

          The project is simple enough, putting up a thirteen foot shelf and using the shelf to secure a back privacy wall along a back porch wall. All that is needed is wood, deck screws, a...

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Empty Shelves How did we get here?

Empty Shelves How did we get here?

        This is a scene from a local Wal-Mart, a scene many Americans are now becoming familiar with. This is the Russia we used to see on national TV, in the sixties and seventies, and talk about...

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Self Portraits Bolo's Gallery on Calle Isabel Catholica

Self Portraits Bolo's Gallery on Calle Isabel Catholica

    There is art everywhere on Calle Conti, leaning against walls in pedestrian walkways, stacked deep in little shops along with Dominican Republic baseball caps and knick knacks. The canvases are small, medium, and large, but all seem to have been painted...

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Museo of Cacao Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

Museo of Cacao Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

    Cocoa is grown mostly in West Africa but is also cultivated in the Dominican Republic,Grenada and Nicaragua, all located in the same geographical band circling the waist of our planet. Cocoa is labor intensive to grow and turn into products people will...

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Larimar Precious stone found only in the Dominican Republic

Larimar Precious stone found only in the Dominican Republic

    Larimar is one of Earth's creations, formed by great pressures, huge temperatures, great shiftings of the Earth's crust over millions of years. It is found only in the Dominican Republic where it is mined, cut, polished, and fashioned into fine jewelry....

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StarBucks Break Coffee on skeleton crew

StarBucks Break Coffee on skeleton crew

    Halloween has crawled out of the grave for another year. At a local Starbucks, Freddie doesn't have to bone up on store policy, customer relations, or how to work the register. He hands out coffee and keeps his mouth shut because he rattles when he...

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