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Googie Architecture

Googie Architecture

Did you read that right?  It’s googie with an “I”, not google with an “L”.  I first encountered this word a few days ago, and am so happy to have found it! Art Deco design is wonderful, right?  Both the Chrysler Building in NYC and Senor Frog's restaurant in Miami's South Beach are classic examples.   Streamline Moderne is a design style that grew out of Art Deco in the 1930’s.  It was all about long horizontal movement and curving lines.  It’s sleek, aerodynamic lines were Art Deco minus the details, stripped down to fundamentals.     Googie style grew up...

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🧡. Orange! 🧡

🧡.  Orange!  🧡

The goodness of having some orange in your surroundings!

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Let's get Coffee!

Let's talk about how to value diversity of opinions.

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What’s a smile worth in a masked world?

Wearing a face mask hides the lips- and the smile or frown on them.  How do we function without these social cues about what the people we interact with are thinking and feeling?  The eyes, especially the wrinkles resulting from on the outside of the eye, are surprisingly accurate at distinguishing a real smile from a polite smile from a neutral face.

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Eleven Covid19 Mask Questions- Answered!!

Do you have questions about mask-wearing for Covid19?  Here are 11 FAQs with common sense answers written by a retired physician.

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