Wednesday, March 01, 2017


A few dregs lurking in corners of my Word Pad:

Came across these words in a comment thread recently and thought...HUH?
"mene mene tekel upharsin"
Turns out the simple way of saying this is "the writing's on the wall".

For a full explanation and biblical origin of the phrase see

During husband's researches into vintage photographers he encountered one whose relative was named Cassius Clay - back in the mid 19th century. We thought it unlikely that the world famous boxing champion whose original name was the same had been named after the relative of a virtually unknown 19th century photographer, so I headed for Google and Wikipedia :

Cassius Marcellus Clay (October 19, 1810 – July 22, 1903), nicknamed the "Lion of White Hall", was a Kentucky planter and politician who worked for the abolition of slavery.

I live and learn - whether on or off the ecliptic!

On our recent wander in Texas I added to my collection of vintage Austin Productions sculptures with this one - at a bargain price. It's "Guitarist" by David Fisher (1980).

For cat fanciers there are cat cafés - who knew?

Cat cafés are quite popular in Japan, with Tokyo being home to 58 cat cafés as of 2015.
A nice slideshow of photographs from one such is HERE

Cartoon by Gahan Wilson - telling the hard truth!

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