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Rich History

Monday, October 16, 2017 | Karl Cole

I just returned from vacay, spending my last day in Dublin after leaving Switzerland. We went to the National Museum of Ireland, where we saw tons of beautifully executed golden objects that have ...

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Smile

Wednesday, September 9, 2015 | Karl Cole

The look on the Buddha’s face of serenity is probably what some of us acquired after having a three-day weekend for Labor Day. But, this image intrigued me because—as is the case with ever ...

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Architecture or Sculpture? You Decide

Monday, March 2, 2015 | Karl Cole

I have been stunned recently by the overwhelming beauty of Hindu-Buddhist temples in Java. I think they rival the beauty of any architecture anywhere else in the world. It is interesting to compare th ...

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"General" Redefined

Monday, November 26, 2012 | Karl Cole

I’m sick, after a week or two, of hearing general-bashing in the news. And for what? Really??? I’d rather hear the government debating about more funding for education. But, I digress. So, ...

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Cross-Cultural Similarities

Tuesday, October 30, 2012 | Karl Cole

I am really not convinced that aliens came to Earth in ancient times and seeded cultures with the same aesthetic ideas, despite programs on NatGeo or TLC that still propose such scenarios, comparing t ...

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The Subject as Art

Monday, January 16, 2012 | Karl Cole

Did you ever find it hard to decide what the most significant aspect of a work of art is? This can happen when we look at a work and find multiple levels of meaning, aside from purely aesthetic concer ...

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