Something Pithy Here

"Begin at the beginning, and go on till you come to the end: then stop." -- The King of Hearts

I'm an adopted Texan. As they say, "I wasn't born in Texas, but I got here as fast as I could!" I post pictures and opinions as suits my mood, mostly because I can. Hooray Internet! 

So far I have three blogs here. By the Way is the oldest. I started it in 2003. I lost a couple of years to Vox because I was too lazy to bother to export when they shut down. I consider it an exercise in accepting impermanence. When I followed my husband to Singapore for his first expat assignment, I started (T)expatriate: A Southern Girl in Singapore. That covers 2010 and 2011, give or take. Next came Oslo, and (T)expat 2: Norwegian Boogaloo,  in 2012. Now I'm back home, and back on By the Way.

Pix live on Flickr. I toss links out on Twitter when I feel like it. I'm still not sure what to do with G+ but I kinda like it.


New Favorite Show

We have a new favorite tv show in the MO household: The Private Life of a Masterpiece on Ovation. It's an hour-long show that focuses on one particular famous piece of art. The episodes are well-done and inevitably contain nifty little bits of trivia. Several of them have gone into forensic detail with x-rays and other analysis of these works, trying to determine original sizes, intentions, etc. The program about Degas' The Little Dancer was particularly interesting.

Of course, you have to suffer through some capital-a-art critics in the process, but part of the fun is yelling at them to just get over their bad selves already. Roger Kimball1 is a suggested antidote to these folks ;-)

1All credit to the MO for exposure to Mr. Kimball....

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