Adiós al Kaiser, Feria Masticar, jabón loco


Se dice que el día 10 de septiembre de 1933, en Hamburgo, una familia alemana celebró la llegada al mundo del único hijo en común del matrimonio. Karl Otto Lagerfeld fue un niño vivaz y contestatario que pronto dejaría su país de origen para trasladarse al París de la posguerra; su madre, una mujer decidida, habría de empujar al joven hacia su destino: “Aquí no tienes nada que hacer, Alemania es un país muerto”.

Un par de años más tarde el diseñador habría de cruzarse con otra joven promesa de la moda: Yves Mathieu-Saint Laurent. Pierre Balmain y Christian Dior fueron las míticas casas de alta costura donde ambos comenzarían a formarse y donde, por añadidura, habrían de desarrollar una amistad cruzada por la egolatría propia de los genios. Jean Patou, Chloe y Fendi fueron los pasos siguientes en la vida de Lagerfeld hasta que, casi en la…

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Russian Postcards in My Mailbox



“MORNING RITUAL!” a poem A. M. – Friday February 22, 2019

(1) The-alarm sounds once, and thoughts of you,
Come to-me and I am blue,

Because you are not here in bed,
But I remember, you’ve-often said:

You’re always with-me, so-I-close-my-eyes,
And breathe and sigh, as my body lies!

(2) And, again, it rings! Shall I arise?
I’ll wipe away my tear; it’s wise,

To start the day – and hope the best,
Is always ours! I’ve had my rest!

To strength body – and-still the mind;
Time-to-greet-the-day – and to-be kind,

To-my-little-self, with-an easy pace,
As-I-once-more join the human race!

(3) Once more! It comes, and-I-ask what-you,
Would have your tiny dancer do;

I think you’d say: “Keep courage strong;
I-will be with you before long –

In body, as-well-as-thought, my Love!”
Yes, you’ll be here – here, just above,

My face, and-there’ll-be-gentle-kissing;
Now, my touch – you might…

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Wochenende – Weekend

Did you know, Teddy Bears

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Did you know that the Teddy Bear, that source of security and comfort for children and adults originated from President Teddy Roosevelt?

Long time ago, on a hunting trip in Mississippi, Teddy Roosevelt was unable to find an animal to kill.  Members of the hunting party had already killed animals with the aid of hounds.  Teddy’s entourage found a black bear, clubbed it and tied it to a tree to enable Teddy to shoot it. Teddy refused and ordered the bear to be put out of its misery. This resulted in a political cartoon with a much smaller bear. Morris Michtom saw the cartoon which inspired him to create a softer, bear cub which he advertised as “Teddy’s bear,” with Teddy Roosevelt’s permission. Instant commercial success. The rest is history.

wikiCredit : Wikipedia

Famous Bears :

Mr Bean’s Bear “Teddy” has been stitched and decapitated many times but Mr…

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und doch…

Willkommen bei Lis

Und doch –

sind wir alle “perfekt” in dem Sinne,

wie der Schöpfer uns schuf,

eben so perfekt wie eine Blüte,

ein Blatt, ein Grashalm, ein Spinnennetz,

ein Regentropfen –

denn wir sind alle Teile einer Schöpfung.


© Rose von der Au

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Snakes in the City

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Imagine coming almost face to face with a venomous snake? Fear and panic ensue. What is scarier is lacking the knowledge to identify the reptile to determine the toxicity. The solution : Call in the Snake Experts.

Snake Catchers and protectors Simon Keys and Siouxsie Gillett, formerly from the UK, now based on the north coast of KwaZulu-Natal, dice with death frequently on a daily basis.

An expert, Simon acquired and expanded his knowledge after his snake collection rapidly grew into 88 venomous snakes.

Used to dealing with tricky snake situations and panicky people, the brave duo are called in for their snake removal services to save people and snakes. Passionate about conservation and education, Simon enlisted the support of Earth Touch News who shot a call-out and together, they envisioned a future of education, preservation and entertainment through “Snakes in the City”. Locals are educated about confrontations…

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