Comedienne Anne Meara, mother of Ben, reposes , 85

A much younger AnneAnne Meara, part of Stiller and Meara and mother of Ben Stiller, he of the Night at the Museum series,  died on Saturday in Manhattan. She was 85. They did not provide the cause.She was a  tall redhead with a brassy Long Island accent  and a self-confident demeanor,   Her partner and … Continue reading Comedienne Anne Meara, mother of Ben, reposes , 85

diChirico Stained Glass ala 1150

I found it hard to believe that this was not a modern window done by one of the many Italian deconstructivists of the 20th Century.  But it's not.  Instead with it's very contemporary styling, patchwork motifs, this windows was made for the​​ Cattedrale Di Santa Maria La Nuova in Monreale, Sicily, Italy around the 12th … Continue reading diChirico Stained Glass ala 1150

Whitsunday Island

Whitsunday Island lies off the Coast of Queensland, Australia in the Coral Sea  and is only about 12 miles long and 2 miles wide or about half the size of Manhattan.  It once was inhabited and forested for its plentiful timber, but now is desolate, as shown in the picture,  and is a national park.Whitsunday … Continue reading Whitsunday Island