Monday, April 29, 2013

Postcards from Seattle #8 - Flora

Tiny flowers on the hillside, below our B&B.

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Saturday, April 27, 2013

Postcards from Seattle #7 - Agalmatophilia

Mannequins, Ballard, Seattle, 2013

From left to right...

You lookin’ at me?

You are lookin’ at me!

No pictures, please...


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Friday, April 26, 2013

Voodoo Child (Slight Return)

A fabulous Sharon spotting in Seattle, hometown of Jimi Hendrix.

Mere coincidence?

I think not!

Thanks to the fabulous Karen H., for her artistic input.

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Thursday, April 25, 2013

Forgotten Memory

An unremembered event, probably. The infant would be at least 94 years old, the boy might be over 100. What's left of this glorious summer's day, other than this photo?

The last living veteran of World War I died last year, so the soldier and sailors are certainly gone. There might be some of the clothes still around—a uniform may have been saved.  A better chance of survival would be afforded the mandolin—an instrument which could conceivably be the very same one which now resides in Flippist World Headquarters!

The resort building behind the group might still be there, but its uninspired architecture and cheap construction make that seem unlikely.  But the lake probably still exists, as well as the sun and the grass and all those other things which can turn a fine summer day into a memory for a lifetime.

Or, in this case, two lifetimes.

Image from the Luella Busch album, circa 1919

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Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Postcards from Seattle #6 - Doors


Elegant design, cherished.

Elegant design, trashed.

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Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Postcards from Seattle #5 - Icon

Madonna of the Laurel.

Preserve us.

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Monday, April 22, 2013

Postcards from Seattle #4 - Fashion Shoot

Experience Music Project, Seattle, April 16, 2013

Backdrop by Gehry.

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Sunday, April 21, 2013

Postcards from Seattle #3 - Feline Aesthetics

"Chopsticks", Seattle April 13, 2013

A real cool cat.

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Saturday, April 20, 2013

Postcards from Seattle #2 - Dive Bar

Blue Moon Tavern, Seattle, April 16th, 2013

Hangout of Tom Robbins, Theodore Roethke, Nirvana, visited by Dylan Thomas, Ken Kesey and Allan Ginsberg.

Dirtier than it looks.

Entertaining reviews are on Yelp.

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Friday, April 19, 2013

Postcards from Seattle #1 - Market

Pike Place Market, April 16, 2013

A million moments, every second, every day.

All you have to to do is look.

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Thursday, April 18, 2013

From the Sublime to the Ridiculous

Returned from Seattle late last night; a fun trip (more photos to come) with lots of greenery:

Japanese garden at the Seattle Arboretum, April 13, 2013

This morning, back in Minneapolis, we were greeted with this rude homecoming:

View from my front door, Anoka Minnesota, April 18, 2013

The snow, rain and cold weather will continue through tomorrow morning.

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Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Hunting with Luella

Circa 1910:

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Monday, April 15, 2013

The Kids are Alright

More from Luella Busch's photo album:

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Saturday, April 13, 2013

Cowboys and Indians

More from Luella Busch...

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Friday, April 12, 2013


Off for a short trip to the great Pacific Northwest. I’ll be back late next week with more “adventures” but until I am there will be periodical updates (backdates?) from Luella Busch’s fabulous time machine.

In the meantime, if you are looking for something thought-provoking, I recommend this recent post from Tavi Gevinson’s great Rookie Magazine.

By Professor Batty

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Wednesday, April 10, 2013


From Luella Busch’s fabulous time machine:

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Monday, April 08, 2013

Luella's WTF?

From her fabulous time machine...

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Saturday, April 06, 2013

One Hundred Years Ago Today

Melete, Mneme, and Aoide?

From the Luella Busch album

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Thursday, April 04, 2013

Ras El Hanout and Red Palm Oil

My new kitchen buddies. The Ras El Hanout is very aromatic, sort of like a mild cinnamon curry. It tends to get lost in cooked dishes, I usually add it just before serving. The Red Palm Oil has been touted on TV by Dr. Oz as a "miracle fat" which I suspect is just a way to sell supplements. Be that as it may, it is useful in cooking. Fairly bland, but it stands up to heat and imparts everything with an attractive yellow/orange glow. Be careful, however, as it will stain anything it touches. Together, these two are easy to use and add some flair to your usual dishes without being over dramatic.

Will FITK now be turned into a foodie blog?

No, but you might see more culinary entries as I have a lot more time to spend in the kitchen now.

The first Social Security check should arrive in three weeks.

By Professor Batty

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Tuesday, April 02, 2013

Here's to the Men!

More from Luella’s album...

By Professor Batty

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