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Ruth Calvo

About Me:
I've blogged at The Seminal for about two years, was at cabdrollery for around three. I live in N.TX., worked for Sen.Yarborough of TX after graduation from Wellesley, went on to receive award in playwriting, served on MD Arts Council after award, then managed a few campaigns in MD and served as assistant to a member of the MD House for several years, have worked in legal offices and written for magazines, now am retired but addicted to politics, and join gladly in promoting liberals and liberal policies.
 
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About Me:
I've blogged at The Seminal for about two years, was at cabdrollery for around three. I live in N.TX., worked for Sen.Yarborough of TX after graduation from Wellesley, went on to receive award in playwriting, served on MD Arts Council after award, then managed a few campaigns in MD and served as assistant to a member of the MD House for several years, have worked in legal offices and written for magazines, now am retired but addicted to politics, and join gladly in promoting liberals and liberal policies.

Saturday Art: Mayan Excavation

By: Saturday July 12, 2014 7:20 pm

Mayan temples are the excavation we’re doing here in Blue Creek, Belize. The site is IZ’noha, and we’re finding structures from the post classical period which is not the finest architecture, but has the usual symmetry and form of the earlier periods and I’m going to put up a few pictures of the excavation we’re involved in, which emerges a little more each day.

Saturday Art: Archaeological Dig in Belize

By: Saturday July 5, 2014 6:40 pm

As many of you know, I’m in Belize, at Blue Creek, the Maya Research Group facility, digging for Mayan information, relics, structure, and of course anything we can find.

Several members of FDL have asked me to describe a dig. This one is different from the one last year in Pennsylvania. We’re in the tropics, hearing howler monkeys and spider monkeys that swing high overhead, surrounded by rainforest and digging small hills that contain the remnants of Mayan pyramids.

Sunday Food: Tea

By: Sunday June 29, 2014 7:01 am

There are times when tea is perfect.

Saturday Art: France’s President Names Greatest Painter?

By: Saturday June 28, 2014 4:40 pm

Black is dramatic, but probably not the way most of us see our best expressions appear. In a world full of rancor, it may be dominant. Looking at new perspectives has no harmful effects, though, and perhaps Hollande has added dimensions that are helpful in seeing how our politics affect our lives and those of others.

Sunday Food: Coffee

By: Sunday June 22, 2014 9:00 am

Most of us start off our day with a cup, usually more, of coffee. The health aspects of it aren’t foremost on our minds when we fill the grounds basket and start the pot brewing. It’s a ritual, and the smell of brewing coffee is wonderful, plus without a cuppa there’s an emptiness about the morning.

Saturday Art: Charles Barsotti

By: Saturday June 21, 2014 5:10 pm

A distinguished member of The New Yorker cartoonist hall of fame, known for outstanding work in portraying our society, passed away this last week. Charles Barsotti drew remarkable humorous portrayals of our lives during his career from the 1960′s until last week, when his last cartoon was published.

Saturday Art: Herblock

By: Saturday June 14, 2014 4:00 pm

One of the leading editorial cartoonists of our times, Herb Block was sharply satirical in his comments on the political scene and had a great deal of influence on thought and beliefs. His politics tended to be liberal, and he regularly drew Joe McCarthy and Richard Nixon – among others – in uncomplimentary fashion.

Saturday Art: Bill Mauldin, ‘Willie and Joe’ and Beyond

By: Saturday June 7, 2014 1:31 pm

Bill Mauldin came to fame in WWII drawing cartoons showing the human dimension of the war in characters he named Willie and Joe. He was himself a soldier, and was able to bring a sympathetic character to readers at home, and some relief to the troops around him.

Over Easy: Foreign Policy Notes

By: Thursday June 5, 2014 6:06 pm

News from outside the usual.

Saturday Art: Delacroix’s “Liberty Leading the People”, a.k.a. To the Ramparts

By: Saturday May 31, 2014 4:00 pm

One of the representations of the revolution in France has a portrayal of symbolized Liberty, taking her warrior people ‘to the ramparts‘, and represents a cry that often rang out.

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