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Growing in mud

The Hindu name Pankaj has a wonderful meaning. The word is a compound of paṅka ‘mud‘ and the suffix -ja ‘born from, growing in‘. The associated symbolism is of the lotus that is born in mud and blossoms after arising from mud. from wikipedia What a wonderful notion: growing in the mud. We think of …

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Maybe one blog post per day?

I’m going back to my old method of scheduling blog posts. The beginning part of this year, I was doing great! Making about 20-30 blog posts per month. I wasn’t scheduling blog posts. As soon as I wrote the post, I would publish it. Some days I’d make multiple blog posts. I would just post …

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Soundcloud: background city sounds

Do you miss the sounds of city life? Here’s 24 minutes of Chicago background sounds.

I always enjoyed my 24-minute stereo recording of walking through downtown Chicago. But now I really appreciate this recording of how Chicago used to sound before stay-at-home orders. Plus, after two months of not being downtown, I miss these everyday urban sounds. Recorded using a Marantz PMD620, the quality is nice. And did I mention …

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Stay at home challenge - Photograph all the door knobs in your residence 1

Stay at home challenge: Photograph all the door knobs in your residence

Lately everyone has been sharing creative projects to do at home. Usually they are cute like putting a teddy bear in your front window. But how about a quirky project? Photograph all the doorknobs in your residence. Ever pay attention to your doorknobs? They are so critical and intimate. To open a door, you need …

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