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03TH February 2023

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Miles Spencer Watercolors / Pittsburgh

I get back to my hometown whenever I can, and riding the funicular up to Mount Washington is a thrill I’ve repeated for five decades. I like the sound of the word; funicular. ~~ Note; I began painting watercolors during lockdown, when a special friend gave me a set of Kai paints and I’ve painted nearly every day since. Recently someone else said they liked them because “it was like going to the south of France, for a moment”. We all need a little more of that, I think. If you find the little faults like I do, just squint your eyes or look away.

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03TH February 2023

Culture - Family and Friends - Food - Health - sport - Timeless

One thing I wish I could have back

  I played in my son’s annual Dads and Lads Rugby challenge recently and came to the quick conclusion they had something that we were running short of. And the one thing I wish I could just grab a box of from my Orthopedic each time I visit. Cartilage. Ah, cartilage. The one thing that kids take for granted and parents would love to have back. It’s like the lost city of gold, always just out of reach. But unlike the lost city, there’s actually something we can do about it. Or, well, there are things we can do to try and get it back. It’s like trying to catch the wind in a bottle, but, a little hope is better than no hope isn’t it? Slightly better. First, there […]

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February 03, 2023

Miles Spencer Watercolors / Anjuna

So, a few stops up that famous train line from La Guérite is Anjuna. Last I checked, a woman in an Indian feather headdress rolled into the Lido on a Harley Chopper to get her party started. Sometimes, you just can’t compete. ~~~ Note; I began painting watercolors during lockdown, when a special friend gave me a set of Kai paints and I’ve painted nearly every day since. Recently someone else said they liked them because “it was like going to the south of France, for a moment” [...]

For your movie consideration. Concussion (pre-slap)

Scott and I are mentoring this company that solves a giant problem plaguing every household with a wide screen TV … what are we going to watch tonight. The app is named Reelay and this is what is does… Short, concise movie and TV reviews from your friends to build your watchlist for that moment when everyone needs a few good ideas. Here’s my recent review of Concussion with Will Smith (before slap)… If you like it, follow me on Reelay @Miles of Movies. PS; the Reelay [...]

01TH February 2023

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Sports force us to compete as equals.

When you walk on the pitch, it doesn’t matter if you were born into the Parisian aristocracy or a miseria villa in Buenos Aires. Your last name doesn’t matter. The color of your skin doesn’t matter. Your wealth doesn’t matter. For 90 minutes, only one thing matters: can you score more goals than your opponent? I grew up in Pittsburgh, in the time of Deer Hunter and All the Right Moves. The only way out of the coalmine, it seemed, was to play for the Panthers, the Nittany Lions, or god forbid, the Buckeyes. This singleness of purpose, this one escape route, seemed to bring great focus to the field. Seemed alright to me. Because sports have long been hailed as a great leveler, a place where people from all […]

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