A Proper Goodbye

Jeff passed away.   Frank Dicksee’s Funeral of a Viking. Dicksee is best known for his pictures of dramatic literary, historical, and legendary scenes Older Brothers.  What can I say?    You grow up being terrorized by them.  They laugh at you right in the face, resent your presence, and when the cat was given away…

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Khaled al-Asaad

Remember his name Khaled al-Asaad. Say that name. Say it to others and to yourself. If we talk of Palymra, we have to say Khaled al-Assad. I hate the thought that his name is to be a passing mere sound on a news piece. I never met him.  I do not know him.  But I…

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