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Ten Famous Ethiopians

Ten Famous Ethiopians – A Travel Blog

November 24, 2020 6:25 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

In advance of Thanksgiving, CBS ran a feature on food. The segment “Celebrating Black Influence on American Cuisine” introduced Marcus Samuelsson. Over two years ago I included  him in my blog Ten Famous Ethiopians. (He’s also now the title image.) During the pandemic I am reposting blogs that once again... read more

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MMA Fight Night: A Research Adventure

November 20, 2020 6:08 pm Published by 1 Comment

On Saturday November 28, 54-year-old Mike Tyson will return to the boxing ring after a 15-year hiatus. He’ll be fighting 51-year-old Roy Jones Jr. I wouldn’t normally be interested in such a match. However, the name Roy Jones Jr. rang a bell. Turns out I wrote a blog about him... read more

Artemisia Gentileschi

Artemisia Gentileschi – A Painter to Know

October 20, 2020 10:53 am Published by Leave your thoughts

On October 3 the National Gallery in London opened an exhibition devoted to the Italian painter Artemisia Gentileschi (1593-1653). The exhibition runs until January 24, 2021. The title image for my blog is “Judith Slaying Holofernes” from the exhibition. No copyright infringement is intended. If you can’t make it to... read more

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Sorry: A Word With Global Uptake

October 6, 2020 11:17 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Most of my adventures these days happen in my arm chair. Watching foreign-language dramas on various streaming services. I’ve watched enough now to have noticed a curious phenomenon. Of course, I’ve long been aware that English is currently the world’s donor language. However, I’ve now become aware that one word... read more