Sudden Surprise   Leave a comment

I came in world the other night, and discovered a notecard waiting for me … and got quite surprised when I read it. I’d been invited to give my profile for a magazine that’ll be coming out in a little time (I don’t know when at the moment). They said they could send a photographer out to shoot me; but my schedule is hectic at the moment, to say the least. So I decided to take the other option, and shoot myself according to their specs. (Be kind … always follow the instructions.)

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The Road Not Taken   Leave a comment

Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,
And sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveler, long I stood
And looked down one as far as I could
To where it bent in the undergrowth;

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Veterans Day 2019: The 442nd   Leave a comment

We of Around the Grid always try to remember the men and women who have served in the military on Veterans (or Remembrance) Day. This year, I want to touch briefly on one group of veterans from World War II. It’ll be brief, only a few paragraphs, because I’m far from a professional historian, and all that the unit did in the European Theater would compose a book of its own.

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REBLOG: Travel in dreams 164   Leave a comment

joys not only photographs the dress she wears, but she shoots video as well. Check out this article, with a recent dress by Azul, and see what you think.

Unconditionally part of me

Travel in dreams…. 164

Travel in dreams…. 164

Photo and video by  joys Cuttita:

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Posted November 5, 2019 by Harper Ganesvoort in Fashion, Reblog

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Elegant Fallout   Leave a comment

September 3, 1960, another dimension ….

“Radio’s off; good … not that it was of much use anyway. And the water and air pumps are shut off, too ….”

“I suppose I should shut the doors. At least Ma would have said to do that; but nobody else is coming down here any more, so I’ll leave ’em for the critters to borrow.”

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Writing About Thad   1 comment

This isn’t a pleasant piece, but I want to write about it here, to get some of the sadness out of my system. I’ve just received news about a man I’ve respected since the mid-Eighties, when I entered college.

Thad was president of the school when I entered, but he’d had a long and distinguished career before then at other schools, beginning as a professor of English at a northeastern university. I recall this large man, addressing us all at the front of the room during our orientation meeting, wonderfully personable and knowledgeable. I ran into Thad a few times after that during the remaining years of his presidency, always a friendly face and caring for his students.

This morning, the word worked its way to me that Thad is in a hospice, going through his last illness. He hasn’t died yet, but it’s only a matter of time, probably no more than a month or so. I’m praying for him, for a gentle death, and I’m praying for his family.

Posted October 26, 2019 by Harper Ganesvoort in Personal, Real Life

The Countess   Leave a comment

“Welcome to my house! Enter freely and of your own will …, and leave something of the happiness you bring!”

“… I bid you welcome … to my house. Come in; the night air is chill, and you must need to eat and rest.”

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  • Skin: Fallen Gods Pure Pearl
  • Head: LAQ Skye 3.07
  • Body: Maitreya Lara 4.1
  • Eyes: A.D.D. Andel Moon Eyes (Red)
  • Hair: Mina Leslie
  • Makeup (eyeshadow application order): alaskametro Molten eyeshadow (01 red); JUMO Foxie eyeliner (Violet 006); JUMO Dirty Luminous eyeliner (006); Zibska Aziza blush (07); Zibska Laine lipstick (sm/LAQ 04)
  • Gown: Elisea Carter Diva (Black) — available at current eBento
  • Shoes: KC Couture Adalia
  • Accessories: Lazuri Heritage Pearl suite (choker necklace, bracelets, earrings, rings); Valentina e. Gilda satin glove (Ruby)

Photographed in Aridia region

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