Literary Birthday, Alexandre Dumas, born 24 July 1802, died 5 December 1870


  1. Learning does not make one learned: there are those who have knowledge and those who have understanding. The first requires memory and the second philosophy.
  2. One’s work may be finished someday, but one’s education never.
  3. Infatuated, half through conceit, half through love of my art, I achieve the impossible working as no one else ever works.
  4. There is neither happiness nor misery in the world; there is only the comparison of one state with another, nothing more. He who has felt the deepest grief is best able to experience supreme happiness.
  5. There are two distinct sorts of ideas: Those that proceed from the head and those that emanate from the heart.
  6. In business, sir, one has no friends, only correspondents.
  7. Life is a storm, my young friend. You will bask in the sunlight one moment, be shattered on the rocks the next. What makes you a man is what you do when that storm comes.
  8. As a general rule…people ask for advice only in order not to follow it; or if they do follow it, in order to have someone to blame for giving it.
  9. The difference between treason and patriotism is only a matter of dates.
  10. There are two ways of seeing: with the body and with the soul. The body’s sight can sometimes forget, but the soul remembers forever.
  11. True love always makes a man better, no matter what woman inspires it.
  12. Your life story is a novel; and people, though they love novels bound between two yellow paper covers, are oddly suspicious of those which come to them in living vellum, even when they are gilded.

Dumas was a French writer. He is most famous for historical adventure novels, including The Count of Monte Cristo and The Three Musketeers.

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Dupli Dos

Ibiza, Spain

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is much like a wolf:
strong life force,
territorially aware,

Kiss of Light Margarita

2 ounces tequila

1/2 ounce Licor 43

1 ounce fresh lime juice

1/4 blood orange

In a cocktail shaker filled with ice, add tequila, Licor 43, and lime juice. Shake vigorously. Pour liquid into a rocks-type glass filled with ice. Squeeze and drop the 1/4 blood orange into the drink. Enjoy!


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Stan Getz & Joao Gilberto - Vivo Sohando (Feat. Antonio Carlos Jobim)

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Mountain Tops Quilted Felt Shoulder Bag by vavawearables

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Mussorgsky - Pictures at an Exhibition - 1. Promenade & The Gnome

piano: Nikolai Petrov

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Spying-In by Daria Petrilli

"You painted a naked woman because you enjoyed looking at her, put a mirror in her hand and you called the painting “Vanity,” thus morally condemning the woman whose nakedness you had depicted for you own pleasure."

John Berger, Ways of Seeing 

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Summer Roll Sushi

Cauliflower rice is a truly amazing and versatile raw food dish, perfect for salads, bowl food, and even sushi. I used a white cauliflower for this recipe, but the coloured ones would make a spectacular choice too. If raw cauliflower isn’t your friend, then try using all mashed avocado. 

Cauliflower Rice (Recipe Below)

1/2 Avocado, Sliced

1/2 Mango, Sliced

6 or so Green Beans

A hand full Sunflower Sprouts
Black Sesame Seeds
Tamari, for dipping
Nori, or Raw Seaweed Sheets


1. Spread about 1/4 cup to 1/2 of the cauliflower rice onto the bottom 1/3 of the nori, leaving about 1/2 cm space at the very bottom of the sheet free of rice (so that it will stick together). 2. Arrange a row of veggie slices along the rice. Roll up, and slice. Like the traditional sushi rolls, these are best eaten just after making. 

Cauliflower Rice

1 Head Cauliflower (about 4 cups)
2 tsp. Apple Cider Vinegar
2 tsp. Psyllium husk
A Pinch Sea Salt

1. Puree all in a food processor until ‘rice like’ consistency is achieved. Taste and adjust seasoning. Let the mixture sit for about 10 minutes prior to using.
"We must never forget that human motives are generally far more complicated than we are apt to suppose, and that we can very rarely accurately describe the motives of another."

Fyodor DostoyevskyThe Idiot

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Hélène Grimaud plays the Adagio from Mozart’s Piano Concerto no.23

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