Michelangelo sculpted the David in 1504. Here is the young king with his slingshot over his shoulder and rocks in his hand. He feels God in him, is confident and knows he will kill Goliath, the enemy's giant. Most earlier statues, and many later ones, portrayed David as a very young teenager. This one gives him power.
The Little, Yellow Duck, Quack, and Her/His Travels February 1st 2008 The Little, Yellow Duck, Quack, and Her/His Travels
We have been carrying a little, yellow, stuffed, toy duck with us on our travels. My daughter-in-law, is working as a nanny to pay for her artist studio. She cares for two children, a boy and a girl. The girl’s teacher gave each student a small, soft duck and asked them to have the duck travel around and come back home in April. As ... read more
Europe » Italy » Tuscany » Florence Italy became a nation-state in 1861 when the city-states of the peninsula, along with Sardinia and Sicily, were united under King Victor EMMANUEL II. An era of parliamentary government came to a close in the early 1920s when Benito MUSSOLINI establis... ... read more
Now I'm camping all over the eastern US with my R-pod, a small camper trailer.
I retired. In 2006 I finished volunteering in Guatemala,
finished being a foreign expert at Nanjing Normal University in China, from August 2006 to July 2007.
For the years afterward, I have traveled several places in the USA; visited a spa in Mexico; northern Europe in February '08 with friends from China. June 2011 another trip to Mexico, to Rio Caliente Spa. But staying home got boring. So I'm still camping the country and visiting relatives and friends all over the place.
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