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Thoughts

Welcome to my thoughts page. This is a place for me to share where my mind wanders, the here and the there. I love the beautiful in all forms, in me, in you, and in our world. I seek to cultivate the aesthetic in my life as much as possible, and I like sharing that with other people. My mind may also occasionally drift here to some fondly remembered personal experiences. If you like what I write, feel free to sign up for my mailing list at the bottom of my Music & Links page. https://www.lovekaramiro.net/music-and-links/

Venice: The Inspiration for My Impending World Conquest

Standing there in the Doge’s Palazzo, I had an epiphany. I could and would single handedly bring this Venetian world view to the entire planet. I would take over the world. Right there was the birthplace of the new #KaraWorldOrder. (The hashtag is part of the name. It gives the whole thing a more modern feel.) Ok, now before you get upset about the pending end of democracy in the name of Kara, let me explain.

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Where You Been, Kara?

I’m probably not the only New Yorker who thought New York was the best place in the Universe for everything. My family has been in the city for over 100 years, and when you’ve been somewhere that long, you get awfully comfortable. Comfortable isn’t always a good thing though.

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Kara's New Addiction

Kara has recently discovered the game of golf. Dare I say, along with Bloomies and season tickets to the Metropolitan Opera, it may become a new addiction. Golf has its advantages. There are reasons they call it the game of kings. Who else but a king can decide

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What Makes a Man a Man?

Having been a companion for a while now, you might imagine I’ve gotten some interesting perspective on men. I’m privy to sides of them that other people just don’t get to see. In the beginning, I really didn’t know just how much some of my gentlemen friends would mean to me—and  how much they would open up. I’ll never be a native to masculinity, but I have an understanding of it now that I didn’t have before. The best way I can describe is by example.

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Naked in Macy's Window

In most cultures standing naked in a window is not necessarily considered a good thing. As a kid, I more than once heard the expression “You would have stood naked in Macy’s Window not to have to do [insert undesirable activity here].” Actually though, now the libertine in me thinks it might not be a bad idea. Actually, can I volunteer?

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Rome: Sensuality Like a See Through Dress

What can I say about Rome? Really, the question is more where should I start. Is Rome a city or a living work of art? I  can’t decide. Sometimes art imitates life. Others, life imitates it. Then there are times when life simply is art. That’s Rome. All pictures here are by me on my iPhone6.

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How to Torture New Yorkers on the Subway

New York City’s Mass Transit Authority is trying to become a kinder, gentler Mass Transit Authority. Gone are the days of subway announcements blared over loud speakers and unintelligible. We now get fully audible, full sentences regarding the status of trains.

Consider this though: The subway is chock full of stressed out New Yorkers who are perpetually in a rush. Think of the fun that could be had

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The Hysterlical German Language

Now, you may ask. Why, Kara, did you spend years of your life sucking German up, like the language slut that you are? The answer is simple. The grammar is so funny that it kept me entertained. The rules are so silly I couldn’t

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The Economics of Sex and the Sex of Economics

I believe in neither Santa Claus, nor the Easter Bunny, nor the Keynesian Multiplier. The only problem with it is that, well, the numbers just don’t add up. We’ve often found mathematics to be a useful guide for things like building subways, making nuclear bombs, and discovering the origins

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The Fine Art of the Selfie

The more I thought about the idea though, the more selfies made sense. There’s something awfully honest  about them. You just can’t edit one the way you can edit a professional photograph. Especially in

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My Musical Mistress

I think there’s only one piece of music that I love with an utter passion. At least, it’s the music that I love with the most passion. Granted, most musicians can’t really pick one favorite piece, but I think for all of us there’s always

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