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“Dreaming I Die” is LIVE!

I am thrilled to announce that the third and final installment in my Dreaming Trilogy, “Dreaming I Die,” is now live on Amazon.com in paperback or Kindle editions. Took me four years to write these three novels. I wrote them in such a way that they can all be read independently of one another, but they make the most sense when read in order. All three books now have slightly different covers that show off the cover paintings much better. #Fiction #HistoricalThrillers #LucidDreaming

1st book: https://www.amazon.com/Dreaming-Wake-Kim-Lombard-Robson/dp/1537043072

2nd book: https://www.amazon.com/Waking-I-Dream-Dreaming-2/dp/1541160924

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Your favorite chef – The The Muppets‘ Swedish Chef – shares his recipe for popcorn, or as he refers to it “Pöpcørn.”

Ukrainian artist Alexey Kondakov’s series, “The Daily Life Of Gods.”

These are HILARIOUS.

This wild cat is telepathically sending a message: “hand over treats and nobody gets cut.”

Art Restoration, Narrated

Julian Baumgartner of Baumgartner Fine Art Restoration in Chicago walks us through the materials and techniques used during this conservation of the painting, “Mother Mary.”

Ukrainian artist Alexey Kondakov’s series, “The Daily Life Of Gods.”

Black Mirror has emerged as a smartly critical anthology series about a not-so-distant dystopian future, and humans’ relationship with technology. Most episodes feel like worst-case scenarios with the ambiance of The Twilight Zone for the 21st Century. Will our future interactions with technology be uplifting and empowering, or downright terrifying? Scary or not, though, some installments of Black Mirror are just plain better than others, so here’s a ranking of every episode of the show so far, from worst to best. Do we even need a spoiler warning here?

(IMO, “Nosedive” is the BEST episode. The end, in particular, is AWESOME.)

Wild dog pups fight over an impala leg in Mkuze, South Africa, by photographer Bence Mate.

Art Conservation, Narrated

Julian Baumgartner of Baumgartner Fine Art Restoration in Chicago works to conserve this painting, “The Assassination of Archimedes.” Obscured by a darkened varnish and mounted to a wood panel the artwork is cleaned and the panel removed using both modern and traditional techniques. Using routers, hand planes and scalpels the wood is painstakingly removed form the thin paper in order to facilitate the preservation of the paper via archival mounting to acid-free board. Employing archival and reversible materials and techniques, Baumgartner ensures that the piece is preserved and stable for generations to come.

Note: Julian mistakenly refers to the painting as “The Assassination of Aristotle” when in fact the poor chap about to part with his head is Archimedes.

Ukrainian artist Alexey Kondakov’s series, “The Daily Life Of Gods.”

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