Category Archives: serendipity

So, what is it that those TV ads are trying to tell us?…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s quotation is from Vladimir Nabokov’s short story Orache (1932): The lamplight, which on winter mornings seemed always of a dull tawny tint, shone on the rosined linoleum, on the shelves lining the walls, on the … Continue reading

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Do you mind if I sit here?…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s ancient Egyptian deity is the one appearing as a man with a Nemes headdress, or double crown and snake, the god Atum. His cult centre is Heliopolis and his associations are: totality, creator, and solar. … Continue reading

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Still life with rubber band…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s instruction is to sit cross-legged chanting the vowels of the alphabet (you may include the letter Y if you wish) with your eyes closed. Wiggle the fingers of your right hand and the toes of … Continue reading

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Mail Art Postcard. No. 4578…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s heraldic term is point – the base of a shield cut off by a horizontal line. I had my coat of arms done with a point, but I got fed up with it and had … Continue reading

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Some overheard and misheard snatches of cafe conversation…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s dictionary words are: chatoyant, chavender, chaulmoogra, chaud-melle, charlock, charqui, and bullyrag. Please have these words looked up and placed in suitable sentences ready for Professor Mouldie first thing after breakfast tomorrow morning. The professor will … Continue reading

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Spatter Painting No. 9…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s unusual pencil sharpener is the pink plastic one shaped like President Trump’s head. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Spatter Painting No. 9. (2015) Acrylic paint and black ink on drawing paper, 28″ x 21″. Yes, here’s another fairly expensive … Continue reading

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A few more shortish items…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s quotation is from The Reunion, a short story from 1932 by Vladimir Nabokov: (VN) “I was living in Prague at the time,” said Lev. “I see,” said Serafim. Silence. They both watched the teapot, as … Continue reading

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