This Shoji Room

My house has a shoji room. I consider this room very special partly because I find its inside walls a thing of beauty. They also fulfill a kind of fantasy for me since I always wanted to have something crafted … Continued

A Collection of Body Parts: Efficient Digital Art-making

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I have a collection of body parts. No, they’re not from murder victims. They’re different parts of the body which I painted or sketched on different layers. I did them on Sketchbook Pro (Autodesk), my favorite of the six or … Continued

Morocco’s Exotic Allure: From our travel journal

“Don’t get too close to the entry to the Hassan II mosque — especially you, ladies,” our guide warns us in Casablanca, Morocco. Dutifully, we watch the mosque from afar. But the warning only piques my curiosity more. Why? Because … Continued

Eating and Food Shopping Parisian Style —Patisseries

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When in Paris, de-stress by going food shopping Parisian style. Berkeley, Paris, and Florence are cities where shopping can be an experience. In Berkeley, we’re lucky to live where world-class food shops exist. Shops that assume the air of venerated … Continued

Strasbourg — Hybrid City

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The French have been obsessed with a national identity. Maybe, more than other Europeans. This obsession has fueled attempts to keep the French language ‘pure’ and the national cuisine unalloyed by outside influences. But, then, there is the Strasbourgeois, inhabitants … Continued

My Amazing Discovery: New type of human being

I’m seeing, but not understanding a new person, perhaps even a new type of human being. Programmed and engineered A marvelous accelerated evolution brought about this new type of human being in 2008, and spread rapidly throughout the world. That … Continued

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