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Astounding Spanish Sculptor, ‘José Manuel Castro López’, Who Peels & Squeezes Stone.

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I saw the ‘book out of stone’ picture (highlighted in red on the top image) on my Facebook timeline this morning. I was intrigued. Somebody had opined that it was PhotoShop. That did not ring true. So, I did a bit of digging. Glad I did.

Pretty amazing. I can see how it is done but I also appreciate, fully, that it is a hell of a lot of work. You are basically chiseling off layers and layers of stone. Very clever. I was impressed.

I wanted to share with YOU. Check the YouTubes. Enjoy.


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The Haunting History Of ‘Canyon de Chelly’ — The ‘Massacre Cave’.

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Even more of the historic aspect of Canyon de Chelly as opposed to its majestic grandeur.

Yesterday I shared with you the ‘Massacre Cave‘ ruins on the North Rim. This is the cave itself where 115 Navajo, men, women and children, were massacred by the Spanish, in 1805 — with guns.


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The Haunting History Of ‘Canyon de Chelly’ — ‘Massacre Cave’ Ruin.

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Even more of the historic aspect of Canyon de Chelly as opposed to its majestic grandeur.

Just the NAME ‘Massacre Cave‘, on the North Rim, tells you ALL, chillingly. 115 Navajo, men, women and children, were massacred in the caves, by the Spanish, in 1805 — with guns.

These ruins are NOT really a part of that Massacre. They are ruins that are BELOW the cave, on the other side of the Canyon.


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Pablo Picasso Was Born This Day, 136-Years Ago; October 25, 1881.

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Click to ENLARGE. Wikipedia: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pablo_Picasso


Not as famous.


Guernica. Most famous?



Of course, as with anybody who likes art, I appreciate all of this different creations, some more than others. His paintings intrigue me — as I am sure he wanted it to be.

Quite the man, again at so many different levels and angles.

I did NOT know that he was baptized, in Málaga, Spain, as (and wait for it): Pablo Diego José Francisco de Paula Juan Nepomuceno María de los Remedios Cipriano de la Santísima Trinidad Ruiz y Picasso. Wow. That is impressive. Wonder whether he, ever, remembered all of those names. I did a quick, cursory search to find his original birth certificate or registration, but failed. I am sure it is online, somewhere.

Oh! And in case you were wondering, ‘Pablo‘ is ‘Paul‘ in Spanish. That was easy enough.

136-years ago. That was a longtime. He died, aged 91, in 1973. So, I do remember him — alive.


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Los Angeles (L.A.), “The Angles”, Was Founded This Day 236-Years Ago; September 4, 1781.

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236-years. That is a pretty respectable age for a U.S. West Coast city — and it was, of course, established by the Spanish, missionaries, at that. Quite the history that now often gets lost in the fog.


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Think – Today: How Did We Get The Mile?

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2581912_fa9d7820Well for those of us that are lucky enough to still be able to use the GOOD Ol’ Imperial System the ‘Mile’ is a major unit of measurement. So, where and how did we get the ‘mile’?


Think first, then research, then THINK again. Think for the pleasure of thinking.


Yesterday’s ‘Think’: “Most widely spoken languages” — English, is not, at least as yet, #1. The keyword here having been ‘spoken’ as opposed to ‘understood’ or ‘known’. ‘Spoken’ denotes the language used in everyday life. In that context Chinese and Spanish come ahead of English — with English only being able to lay claims to 335 million speakers, whereas Chinese is the mother tongue of over 1.1 BILLION! However, it is estimated that at least 1/2 BILLION ADDITIONAL people, worldwide, understand English or can speak it as a second (or third) language. If you add that to the 335 Million English would surpass Spanish. The interesting thing, especially with the Web, is that familiarity with English is continually on the rise.


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Think – Today: Do Trees Grow From The Bottom Or From The Top?

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Easy question, right? Just talking about height. Where does the height of a tree come from, the bottom or the top. Yes, the root system continues to expand and the trunk gets bigger, each year — which is why we get those ‘rings’ that can tell the age of a tree. But, what about getting taller?


Think first, then research, then THINK again. Think for the pleasure of thinking.


Yesterday’s ‘Think’Name of the ‘Amazon’ river. The second Spanish explorer who set out to navigate the river, c. 1550, was viciously attacked by native warriors — most of whom were women. So he named the river ‘Amazon’ after Greek mythological race of women warriors. Neat?


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Pope Francis’ “Wake Up! Wake Up!” CD — Here Is The Official Music Video.

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Click here for the
“Para que todos sean uno”
(“So We Can All Be One”)

single released on Palm Sunday, 2015.


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Click to access YouTube official music video.


Pope Francis does NOT sing on this CD (or ‘album’).

Instead it is his words, sometimes in heavily accented English and other times in Italian, Spanish and Portuguese, from homilies he has delivered, set to very catchy, high-energy, electronic music by composers Dino Doni and Toni Pagliuca — and complemented with hymns and Latin chants. Got that.

Basically Pope Francis’ words set to music.


You can hear the ‘Wake Up! Wake Up!’ in English at the 2:46 minute mark, as shown below.

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All Of Pope Francis’ Homilies During U.S. Visit Will Be In Spanish!

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Many Americans are going to be confused and confounded by this.

Many U.S. Catholics, including those with even recent European lineage, seem to think that all popes habitually speak English — even in private, at the Vatican! I kid you not. You will be surprised the number of Americans who will be aghast if I told them that Pope John Paul II ONLY spoke English, quite credibly, in public, when he had to and that he primarily spoke Italian, Polish, Spanish and even some Latin in and around the Vatican. [You really should read this post from 2011 as to Pope John Paul II, his deathbed request and the language involved.]

His words will be translated, on-the-fly, to English by an Interpreter. How that will play out, especially on TV, will be interesting to see. I hope that they will think about English subtitles for the TV broadcast. I think the people will like to hear the pope’s voice … rather than that of an interpreter.

The pope plans to speak in English at the White House and during his address to Congress. Appears he has been practicing his English. He spoke in English, earlier in the year, during his visit to Sri Lanka. It was a bit strained and at times difficult to follow and you can tell that the pope was NOT enjoying it. Benedict XVI, though not a natural, was better — and he made you realize how well John Paul II, a very gifted and talented man, spoke English. Here … listen to the Pope, speaking English, upon arriving in Sri Lanka. You can understand him …

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Click to access YouTube video. The pope starts speaking around the 42 minute mark. OK?


From THE book about Francis’ preference for Spanish.
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First part of Pope Francis’ U.S. itinerary from “Pope Francis’ U.S. Visit 2015“.

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Striking Google Doodle For Spanish Antoni Gaudi’s 161st Birthday — The Creator Of The Sagrada Família.

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.

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