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Based on the kinds of jobs they have I'm pretty sure my educated professional friends average $100k a year or so. And their lifestyles are just basic, not luxe. Those I'm pretty sure are well short of $100k are *struggling*. And this is in a "cheap" city. Really sad TBH.

Image is "In the Ruins" by Charles Rochussen.

More feminine, more inviting, or more exotic? Any way I slice it, the purple version of my "The stars aflame" looks interesting.

A charmingly intimate scene, a shapely darling caught in that liminal space between innocence and vanity: Vlaho Bukovac's "Woman at her Dressing Table".

Eastman Johnson's "A Ride for Liberty" strikes us with a father, mother, and child who will be slaves no more, an emancipatory vision perfect for this Juneteenth *and* Father's Day today.

Ran some more numbers today; I could fly first-class to Europe every year and spend a month in a nice rental for the same amount of money that would buy me a crackerbox closer to town. When I get some extra spending money, I know which I'll choose... ✈️🙂

Image is James Tissot's "Goodbye on the Mersey".

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My new "Peering at a hot entry" shows a darling of space wistfully looking at a ship hurtling into the atmosphere. Perhaps she longs to join them on an ocean beach somewhere...

William-Adolphe Bouguereau's "The Nymphaeum" gives us the lovely sight of not just one but twelve girls of summer airing out their fair shapely selves in a lazy warm day's breezes. Ah... 🥰

My new "Peering at a hot entry" shows a darling of space wistfully looking at a ship hurtling into the atmosphere. Perhaps she longs to join them on an ocean beach somewhere...

If, like me, you inherited a house and $10,000 a month isn't spare change to you, is moving a rip-off compared to just traveling a lot?

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This post's featured image is "Romantic winter landscape with Gothic castle" by Albert Bredow.

William-Adolphe Bouguereau's "The Nymphaeum" gives us the lovely sight of not just one but twelve girls of summer airing out their fair shapely selves in a lazy warm day's breezes. Ah... 🥰

This is my piece "The stars aflame", a cloud of red gas parting enough to let us peer into a golden star cluster. Imagine all the new worlds forming in there...

A tanned and weary sailor is blessed (or cursed...) by the fairest, most beautiful, and not-quite-human sweetheart emerging from the sea, in Frederic Leighton's "The Fisherman and the Siren".

And now for something both warm, spacey, and perhaps evocative of some sights in terrestrial skies: my new piece "Three horses' heads red nebula".

A darling looks across the sea, wistful for something, anything better over that far-distant horizon in John William Waterhouse's "Miranda".

Just realized that between gasoline and electricity I'm spending $700 a month now. 😳
Shows I can't ever really have anything; all I am to this cruel world is a living piggy bank, and with the bear market raging who knows how much longer I'll even be that much... 😔

Image is "Melancholy" by Albert von Keller.

The secret about law is you're convicted (or acquitted) of who you are, not what you did. Only human minds and human action rule; there has never been "rule of law" anywhere, only people with power who choose to wield it for justice or for injustice.

Image is Edmund Blair Leighton's "Accolade".

\Matt Dolan would have won the primary in a state like Virginia, but Ohio? The white-trash element is too strong. And Ohio is much more representative of the GOP electorate than Virginia. IMO he's wasting his time; that party doesn't want people like him.

politico.com/news/2022/06/16/m

A sight I long to see: a gorgeous seer of the coming divine vengeance drinks in the righteous destruction of a wicked world. George Romney's "Lady Hamilton as Cassandra".

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