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dragons and dungeons

A clash of civilizations? Certainly an odd juxtaposition; the people of the book, the covenant on Mt. Sinai with the people outside the pale of settlement with any monotheistic religion. But, on a social and cultural level, China is a country … Continue reading

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vintage violence

Janissaries were uneducated except in violence and were fanatically conservative. In 1763, when Lord Baltimore passed through Constantinople, he observed that the Corps was still carrying bows and arrows, sabers and lances, having never got used to firearms. Sultan Selim … Continue reading

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pieces of peace

Hard to know what to think about this popular video that has been up for a week with 500K visits. The super secular Israeli left is highly tenacious in pursuing a given vision of what they refer to as “peace” … Continue reading

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immortal combat

Jesse Marinoff Reyes: LIFE DURING WARTIME: A selection of my WWII (and one WWI) cover designs. In many cases history books (especially military or war) call for BIG type, and often big, generic type which to me is a shame. … Continue reading

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on ole’ boot hill

Where the difference between the good guys and the less good guys was sort of blurry. Boot Hill, Tombstone AZ and the Gunfight at the O.K. Corral. The times were a changin’ and America was pushing westward. Like in Peckinpah’s … Continue reading

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high hopes

Nice to Delta paint paint back on track. At one time it really was “America’s Favorite Craft Paint,” as they slogan on every bottle. It was such a hot commodity at one point and then it just died; sent out … Continue reading

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easel does it: I’ll paint with my donkey

Old easels never die, they just drag themselves into the woods on their last legs to become recycled, resurrected again to serve the aims of art. When painting came off the wall and onto the floor, the deed was done … Continue reading

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forgotten and discarded wonders

Jesse Marinoff Reyes ( Jesse Marinoff Reyes Design, Maplewood, N.J.) From the description on the back: “World Famous YE OLDE CURIOSITY SHOP one of Seattle outstanding tourist attractions, 601 Alaskan Way–Pier 51, Seattle, Washington 98104, U.S.A. – Established 1899… Indian … Continue reading

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it’s not you babe

by Jesse Marinoff Reyes ( Jesse Marinoff Reyes Design, Maplewood. New Jersey) Bob Dylan! Leave your stepping stones behind, something calls for you Forget the dead you’ve left, they will not follow you The vagabond who’s rapping on your door … Continue reading

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talkin’ bout a revolution

by Jesse Marinoff Reyes ( Jesse Marinoff REeyes Design, Maplewood, N.J.) Gil Scott Heron (1949-2011). Visionary? Genius? Prophet? Grandparent of hip hop? Addict? Who was Gil Scott Heron? I’ll tell you who Gil Scott Heron was. In 1987 or 1988 … Continue reading

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