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Happy Birthday, Oscar Wilde

Oscar Wilde would have been 159 today. Some are taken from us much too soon. The photo above was snapped in Portland, Oregon, in August. And below, enjoy a slide show featuring photos of Wilde's tomb at the Père Lachaise cemetery from a visit in March 2011 before it was cleaned up and covered.
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My First Miss.Tic!

No, of course I'm not admitting to my first mistake. When I do finally make one however, you'll be the first to…

Orozco’s Citroen and a Creative Commons Update

I've never been much of a car guy. I have one but the last time I put gas in the tank was in April. Of 2011. I didn't have my first set of wheels until I was 23, an enormous town car that I drove into the ground on the dirt back roads of southeast Ohio. I later drove a Yugo around those same Appalachian foothills for five years. That remains the…
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No Right Turn

I spotted quite a few cool decal/sticker-like things on signs in Paris last month. This modified No Right Turn is…

(Mostly) Latin Quarter Bookstore Stroll

Independent bookshop subsidies? Oh yeah, I'll drink to that. During a stroll past bookshops and between wine bars stops in the Latin Quarter a few years ago, a colleague, a crusty reporter for a daily paper, told me that independent bookstores in that area of the French capital were subsidized by the local and national governments. I…
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Wilde Tomb

I was in Paris for five days last week - mostly work, little play - but did make the time to finally visit Père Lachaise, the cemetery where Frederic Chopin, Gertrude Stein, Jim Morrison, among other luminaries, are buried. The most interesting tomb is that of Oscar Wilde, whose fans really know how to pay their respects. Here's a quick slide show…
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