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Australian ‘Mystery Road’ Detective Series On ‘Acorn’ Is Intriguing & Educational.

by Anura Guruge


Click to access the ‘Acorn’ Webpage for this series.



Found it, like so many other gems on ‘Acorn‘, while browsing the catalog looking for good mystery/detective shows. Looked interesting and it sure has been.

We became addicted to ‘A Place To Call Home‘ on Acorn — which was Australian and set in Australia. ‘Mystery Road‘ shares that trait.

Tight, gripping, intriguing. Powerful, in-your-face characters. The mystery is set within an aboriginal community. That is the educational part. we have not had that much exposure to modern day aboriginal life and this show takes you there — in spades. Reminds me, very much, of the Navajos and life in and around my beloved Canyon de Chelly. The male detective is ‘BLACK’ — i.e., an aborigine. That gives it all a nice twist. He has a colorful past too.

We have only watched the first 4 episodes. But, they were good. I can’t wait to go back and finish the series. I think I will not be disappointed.


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“Mrs Wilson” On PBS “Masterpiece” Is Kind Of Different, But Very Watchable.

by Anura Guruge


Click image to access PBS Webpage for the show.


Appears that complete episodes are available on YouTube
for free.


We saw the trailer on PBS, multiple times, though we couldn’t garner much from it. But, it was a “Masterpiece” and that meant I recorded it automatically.

We watched 90-minutes of Episode 1 that aired last night.

We liked it, though it was NOT what we were expecting. Not lavish drama. But, interesting and intriguing. Definitely captivates you.

We will finish it tomorrow and we are already looking forward to the next episode.

Wanted to make sure I shared it with you.

Check it out. PBS will air it at least once this week (most likely on Saturday) and it is available online.


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Check The Detail In This B&W Mandala.

by Anura Guruge


Click to ENLARGE.

Other than the circles, everything else is hand drawn.



Yes, indeed, you have seen this in various forms, BUT she did not deem it complete until today. She kept on adding detail. But, today she felt that she had done enough.

She has been working on this mandala, off-and-on, for nearly a month. It has become one of her favorites. Close up it is mesmerizing.

It is now up on the wall. She is very happy and proud. That makes ME happy.


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Don McLean Of ‘American Pie’ Says He Gets By With Just 2 Stocks — Can You Guess What They Are?

by Anura Guruge


Click to access the ‘MarketWatch’ original.


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This article is not as precise as I would have hoped and I am not sure how up to-date it is. As you can see above, he was in major trouble with an ex-wife in 2016 & 2017. Not sure whether that was wife #1 or #2.

Did not know that he has a degree in finance, from Iowa College, from 1968. That is impressive. Just assumed that he had pursued a career in music all his adult life.

So, did you guess the two stocks?

AMZN (Amazon) & GOOG (Google, now Alphabet).

Yep. No doubt great stock. Yes, I own them too, but I am sure that I have no owned them for as long as he has or I have 1/1,000,000 the stake he has in them.

But, here is where I have a problem.

AMZN IPO was in 1997; Google’s in 2004.

Don McLean made the bulk of his money in the 1970s. AMZN and GOOG did not even exist then. We didn’t even have the InterWeb.

Does this mean he never owned any stock prior to AMZN & GOOG.

I somehow doubt that.

But, interesting. You can’t go from with these two stocks — especially after you have owned them for a few years.

So, he has done good.

I wish him luck. I hope his troubles are behind him. I like him a lot. ‘American Pie‘ is one of my all time favorites.

 


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World’s First Brick-and-Mortar ‘Vagina Museum’ Coming To London Soon — With YOUR Help.

by Anura Guruge


Click to access their official Webpage.


Click to access news story from London.



Click to ENLARGE and read. They started off with travelling exhibitions.


Cool — right? Hurrah for London and us the open-minded Brits. I am all for it. I gather that the caveat ‘brick-and-mortar’ is very important since their others that claim that they also have ‘vagina museums’, albeit not in a permanent location.

Lets face it. The MOST NATURAL thing in the world! With the exception of totally in-vitro test tube babies all of us came to earth via a vagina. So, why not celebrate it, why not explore it.

Can’t say it will be the first museum I rush to see the next time in London. It is not like we have a shortage of GREAT museums in London.

Kind of have a fairly good idea of what we are likely to see. Hhmmm!

Visited the ‘Sex Museum‘, in New York, soon after it opened. It was anti-climatic.

But, I wish them well.

Up the Vagina — as THEY are likely to be saying, being Brits (as I am)


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I Finally Subscribed To ‘BritBox’, In Addition To ‘Acorn’ — Primarily For ‘Vera’.

by Anura Guruge


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Yes, we have all become very fond of ‘Vera’ — but Teischan (13, as of yesterday) just ADORES the series. She gets like that … “Downton Abbey“, “Mr. Selfridge”, “Victoria“, “Place to Call Home” etc.

So, when I discovered that Britbox had more ‘Vera‘ episodes I really couldn’t deprive her. So, this was my birthday present to her — though she says that I am just saying that, and I wanted it too. {She, as usual, may have a point.} At $6/month it isn’t as if it will break the bank.

Just watched one episode of ‘Vera’. No problems. Basically the same quality as ‘Acorn‘. So, that is good.

Lot of stuff. Haven’t really browsed all of it. But, will keep you posted.

God save the Queen.


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Immerse Yourself In The Detail & Serenity Of This B&W Mandala — By Teischan (Nearly 13).

by Anura Guruge


Click to ENLARGE.

Other than the circles, everything else is hand drawn.


I purposefully set out NOT to do justice to this b&w mandala with this picture!

It is too precious to be captured in its full glory by a photo that I am going to share. SORRY.

The detail on this is quite amazing.


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