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Red Sun Halo in Ivory Coast Africa

I took this photo many many years ago when living in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire (the Ivory Coast), West Africa. We were upcountry in the “bush” when a halo formed around the sun. Such a mystical experience. I’ve only seen it once in my life.

From under one of those giant, tropical Africa trees that reach for the sky, I captured the shot using a red filter on my Nikon and Kodak slide film. Much later, I took a photography course in New Jersey to learn to print paper positives from color slides. This photo is the result. I love it still.

solar ring in the Côte d'Ivoire taken through a red filter

Solar ring (halo) in the Côte d’Ivoire Africa taken through a red filter.

May 26, 2015 at 1:59 am 1 comment

Three Reasons Why We Need The Oxford Comma

Being a fan of the Oxford comma, and having been corrected by editors when using it, I am especially fond of this superb example of why we sometimes need it.

BTW, the Oxford comma may also be called the Harvard comma. The term refers to the comma placed immediately before the coordinating conjunction (usually and, or, or nor) in a series of three or more terms.

Three reasons why we need the Oxford comma.

Three reasons why we need the Oxford comma.

Thank you to Alexander MacDonald @alex_macdonald for sharing this on twitter and Indira Lakshmanan
@Indira_L for RTing.

April 30, 2015 at 7:41 pm 2 comments

“If it is to be, it is up to me.” 10 Easy Steps to Creative Solutions

If you’ve hit a wall and your void, infertile mind refuses to sprout new ideas, then I’ve got a few tips that will break the barrier. Click below to link to my creativity article, If it is to be, it is up to mejust published in the winter 2015 edition of Choices Magazine.

10 easy steps to creative solutions that open your subconscious and allow you to connect with your inner genius.
10 easy steps that only you can take.  If it is to be, it is up to you.
http://issuu.com/judimoreo/docs/choicesmagazine-winter2015/56

Relax your mind. Let your muses sing freely in your ear!

The Nine Muses

The Nine Muses (Mousai) – Greek Goddesses of music, song, and dance and source of inspiration to poets. Also Goddesses of Knowledge, they remembered all things that had come to pass. Calliope (Epic Song), Clio (History), Euterpe (Lyric Song), Melpomene (Tragedy), Terpsichore (Dance), Erato (Erotic Poetry), Polyhymnia (Sacred Song), Urania (Astronomy) and Thalia (Comedy & Bucolic Poetry)

 

 

January 23, 2015 at 8:54 pm 1 comment

The Black Scroll and Libya

Pageflex Persona [document: PRS0000040_00021]At long last I’m getting the courage to tell the world I finished my trilogy and that The Black Scroll is out there to read.

Maybe it’s the meltdown in Libya that urged me on. The revolution in 2011 certainly inspired the book. Part One is set in Roman and modern Libya with explicit scenes from ancient Leptis Magna followed by Isis’ revisit in modern times where she comes face to face with the militias.

Completing my saga of Isis and her reincarnations in ancient Egypt, The Black Scroll is set in Roman North Africa during the reign of Emperor Hadrian. If you’re familiar with the other two books, you’ll know that the first novel, The Red Mirror, takes place in the days of the last Egyptian Pharaoh on the dawn of the Persian invasion. Book Two, The Emerald Tablet, explores Greek Egypt, especially Alexandria, under the rule of Ptolemy.

As always, the story of modern Isis continues through all three books. I confess to being easily bored; I hunger for travel and adventure. The Red Mirror Series is my chance to share my rich life experience of languages, food, art, religion and history. I’m excited to take you back to the past, but I’m equally thrilled to take you to Las Vegas, New York, Copenhagen, Malta and London – all places I know well and love.

My books don’t fit into one genre. They reflect my eclectic mind and life. Adventure, romance, intrigue, mystery, mysticism, sex, time travel, history, thriller…these are all hastags I could use. You won’t be able to put the Red Mirror Series into a category. But I believe you’ll have a wild ride.

 

May 19, 2014 at 5:28 pm 2 comments

Happy New Year 2014 from me to you!

We refuse to stop celebrating life... Be joyous, be happy. Forget all those bastards for a minute or two!

I refuse to stop celebrating life… Be joyous, be happy. Forget all those bastards for a minute or two!

January 1, 2014 at 2:08 am 1 comment

Sweet Season to You!

Merry Christmas to all and to all a good year!

Merry Christmas to all and to all a good year!

One Life can never be enough!

December 24, 2013 at 7:33 pm Leave a comment

Happy Soltice from California to You

Soltice greetings from me and my family in California. Here's hopes for a wonderful new year!

Winter Soltice Sunset greetings from my home in California. Please accept our fondest and most sincere hopes and wishes for a Wonderful New Year for you and all whom you love!

 

 

December 23, 2013 at 4:01 am 4 comments

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Red Mirror Trilogy: mystic romantic adventures that travel through time

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