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CFFC: Rome’s Non-Catholic Cemetery

The Mexi Movie II. (closed)

Cee calls and I deliver: twenty images from the Non-Catholic Cemetery in Rome, a surprisingly cheerful spot, for her Fun Foto Challenge.

Not just due to all the flowers. It was April after all. And I know Cee loves flowers too, especially bearded iris, that’s why there are some in all of these photos, or at least greenery.

At least two of these graves display well-known names. (Clues: Perc-Bys-Shell and J. Ke__s) More about that in a post to come, I’ve got LOTS of photos from there left. All in all, an absolute must-visit.

Photo: © signature mmm



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October 24, 2017 · 7:32 pm

Photo Gallery: Catholic Church

Mara Eastern

I’ve been to the local church. It’s a small country church really, but as I examined it, I was surprised by the abundance of marble, the heavily gilded statues and the stained glass windows. It’s a Catholic church, hence the amount of decorations—now I quite get the Protestants.

As I stealthily slipped in with my camera, I half-expected to be kicked out for desecrating the property. Instead, I found there two surveyors with their equipment, going about their business. I don’t have a very clear idea what the business of surveyors is—maybe there’s a meridian or something running through the building?

In order to acknowledge the sanctity of the place, I was thinking about dipping my finger in the holy water at the entrance and crossing myself—that’s the standard ritual—but then I remembered that I’m a bloody Buddhist and also, there was no water.

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October 24, 2017 · 7:31 pm

Psalm 23

Poems From Psalms And Nature

Psalm 23 (KJV)
A Psalm of David

The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want.

He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters.

He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name’s sake.

Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.

Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of my enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over.

Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.


He led me to get more rest so that my soul might be restored.  During the caregiving years with my mother, she often simply needed…

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January 5, 2016 · 2:01 pm

I Just Read a Book About a Human Female and a Tyrannosaurus Rex Having Sex.

Apparently “Dinosaur Erotica” is actually a thing. The blogger “Kait Ketola Has Things to Say” researched it and wrote about it (so the rest of us don’t have to).

Kait Ketola Has Things to Say

There’s this thing called Rule #34 – fellow geeks/nerds/weirdos, you know what I’m talking about. But you regular folk who have managed to avoid certain seedy parts of the internet, Rule #34 mandates that “If it exists, there is porn of it.” Guaranteed. And yet, somehow, I still find myself surprised by the existence of a certain something…


Oh, yes. Last month, the Internet revealed that this is a thing. And it goes beyond just one book. Y’know, one book I could almost understand. Maybe it was a dare. Maybe it was a test of of a writer’s ability. Maybe it was just meant to be a joke. Maybe someone wrote it while they were strung out on meth and they turned on TNT and Jurassic Park was playing and then a busted hooker showed up and they had sex while Newman was getting sprayed in the…

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January 20, 2014 · 7:20 pm