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Pentecost19“Lord, send out your Spirit,
and renew the face of the earth.” Psalm 103

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Wines-MexicoAlong with Andy Ruiz Jr., several wine producers from Mexico are positioned to obliterate their European competition, even with tariffs on the horizon. Among those we especially like are: Vin Sur, Madera 5, & Casa Magoni.

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Da Ongchhu, Sherpa, has summited Mt. Everest seven times.

OKeeffe-NBOkeeffe-NB2Art aficionados in the NY/Boston area might enjoy an excursion to the New Britain (CT) Museum of American Art, to see The Beyond: Georgia O’Keeffe and Contemporary Art, which closes on June 2.

If post-modern art is about self-expression through performance art (selfies on instagram), then O’Keeffe can be seen as one of its progenitors.

MemorialDay19On this Memorial Day, we remember those who made the ultimate sacrifice, and also those architects of American foreign policy (from TR to Bolton) over the years who acted badly — using the US military in wrongheaded ways, and destroying countless lives — while bankrupting the nation and making the world more peace-less.

MisFitHive19With Pelosi and Trump accusing each other of being “crazy,” Americans are finding the only thing that unites them is mental illness. Enter Misfit Hive, a comedy troupe in Woodside that features (self-professed) mentally-ill comedians, performing and raising money for their like-minded neighbors.

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With the theme: Uniting-Inspiring One Dance at a Time, Ballet Hispanico held their 2019 Carnaval Gala last evening at the Plaza. Lourdes Lopez, Artistic Director of Miami City Ballet, was honored.

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tefaf19ctefaf19tefaf19atefaf19bAt the Park Avenue Armory through May 7.

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NYIAS19fNYIAS19eThis year’s New York International Auto Show (through April 28) presents countless vehicles that go fast, all while distracting, disrupting and disabling drivers to the point where they want/need to be driven by robots.

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“Why had the devil been allowed to walk among us unchallenged, poisoning hearts and minds until it was too late?” Immaculee Ilibagiza, “Left To Tell” (Hay House, 2006)

On this the 25th anniversary of the genocide in Rwanda, one can see similarities to the way people were educated (deformed) in Rwanda, in the years leading up to the genocide, and the way many Americans are being deformed and filled with resentment today.

AOC-Woodside2Congresswoman Alezandria Ocasio-Cortez was joined by NY State Senator Michael Gianaris at the Woodside Library today, for a constituent meet-and-greet.

NYC-RuinsLE asked both about the large numbers of New Yorkers leaving the city and state, and what they proposed to do about it? He said “infrastructure” projects. She said more taxes for the wealthiest and less for everyone else.

With unbridled capitalism (especially REITS), and progressive politics, undermining persons and society, it’s hard to find elected officials capable of building a better community for all. One of the recent ‘accomplishments’ of the New York City Council was the legalization of public urination, in Manhattan, in the name of equality. It had already been legalized in the outer boroughs.

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AsiaWeek19dAsiaWeek19fAsiaWeek19eThe ongoing story with Asian art, especially Chinese art, is the restrictiveness on the part of various parties as to what is acceptable.

UrbanArt19Ready-made busted on Park.

TheArtShow19fTheArtShow19iTheArtShow19TheArtShow19cBilled as “the nations most respected and longest running art fair,” The Art Show is at the Park Avenue Armory through March 3.

NYCAdvocateNew York City held a special election today to determine the city’s next Public Advocate.

FeministArt-TheyFeministArt-KahnFeministArt-EmpressOne of the works presented at C24’s “Transfigured” exhibition was Abortion Goddess, by Jaishri Abichandani.

Would that the 50 million+ babies aborted in the US (since 1973) had their own #Me Too movement.

Would that feminists understood, that ultimate power and liberation are from the Spirit — rather than reducing it to just their body, which only leads to new forms of slavery.

 

AmazonNYCAmazonNYC2‘Progressive’ politicians and activists have made New York the tip of the spear for a self-defeating and community-defeating putsch, that might even exceed that of Bezos and Amazon.

Amazon’s departure from plans in Long Island City might be chalked up to capitalist animal spirits being slayed by progressive animal spirits.

One local pol suggested that “Queen’s values” and Amazon were not a “good fit.” One might ask: “Are Queen’s ‘values’ good for Queens?” Are progressive values no values at all?

bordeauxgrandcrubordeauxgrandcru1Grands Crus de Bordeaux are out with their 2016 wines. At a recent NYC tasting, we especially liked the Chateau Canon-La-Gaffeliere (Saint Emilion) and Chateau Durfort-Vivens (Margaux), as well as Chateau De Chantegrive (Graves).

The Chateau De Chantegrive “Caroline” (Blanc, 2016) was especially good when paired later with Nepalese Momos — matching up well with Jhol sauce and their big spices.

wintershow19kwintershow19wintershow19dwintershow19gThe Winter Show, formerly the Winter Art & Antiques Show, is underway at the Park Avenue and runs through Jan 27.

This year’s show includes a loan exhibition: Collecting Nantucket, Connecting the World, with fine examples of paintings, craft and folk art from the Nantucket Historical Association.

As always proceeds from the show benefit the East Side House.

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Whimsical gallerist Laurel Seidl (second from bottom), has created a serious venue for art in Wonder Valley, CA.

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Czech18Hanukkah18aBohemian National Hall, NYC — December 8, 2018

Advent18“May your hearts be illuminated by the love and light of my Son (Christ).” Blessed Virgin Mary

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Sotheby's-MagritteSotheby's-MeidnerWorks by Rene Magritte (top) and Ludwig Meidner, in upcoming sales.

On this Day of Remembrance, the effects of radical liberalism and nationalism (including Zionism) continue to plague society — with people unwilling/able to see their wrongheadedness, and be oriented to a more truthful way of living?

“And the fire on the hearth, which has burnt low throughout the scene, leaps up into sudden brightness.”

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