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Peter Pawlak
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Attended Graduate Schools in Poland & UK
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I'm in love...

An eyecatching #MaseratiGhibli dominates the landscape.
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"Most experts say that if you’re eating a healthy diet and don’t have an underlying health conditions that interfere with your body’s ability to absorb nutrients from your food, you generally shouldn’t need to take supplements."

#vitamins   #supplements   #healthydiet  
If you're eating a healthy diet, you shouldn't need all those bottles of vitamins
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If this doesn't put you in the mood, then I don't know what will.

#jazz   #chetbaker  
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"Marriage is for women the commonest mode of livelihood, and the total amount of undesired sex endured by women is probably greater in marriage than in prostitution."   ~~ Bertrand Russell

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#CadillacCiel....still waiting. 
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Have been to a different beer heaven in Amsterdam...café Gollem. Google it and then check it out while in the Netherlands. And keep in mind that (brown) cafés has a different meaning there you might not be used to. :-)
Died and gone to beer heaven

Here's De Bierkoning, an amazing beer shop in Amsterdam which sells a spectacular range, including many hard to find bottles. I went in to see if they had any of the limited edition La Trappe Quadruppel, aged in a variety of oak barrels, some new, some previously used for things like brandy. It's a superb beer, but one that's very hard to find outside of La Trappe's own brewery shop, which unfortunately I was unable to visit during my latest trip to Holland. Anyway they didn't just have it for sale, they had three different varieties, aged in different oak barrels. Even at 20 Euros a pop, this is impossible for a beer lover to ignore, so I bought all three! I was also impressed to find the three Westvleteren Trappist beers for sale, which are extremely hard to find. Indeed you normally have to make your own pilgrimage to the monastery and either make a reservation to buy some, or hope they have a handful in the café for sale. Well, they also have them for sale here, for 16 Euros a bottle. That's some markup considering a six-pack costs around 20 Euros in the Westvleteren café, but for beer aficionados it's amazing to find it for sale anywhere. Legend has it this beer sells for up to 100 bucks a bottle on ebay in the US! So next time you're in Amsterdam, pay this place a visit, it's on Paleisstraat 125, 1012 ZL, Amsterdam.

PS - I took this with my Olympus OMD EM1 with the 17mm lens. My review of the latest EM5 Mark II is at:
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On this very day in 1492 the Edict of Expulsion forced Spain's Jews to convert to Catholicism or leave the country. This was one of Spain's "most important historical errors." (guess what are the other ones?)
Today marks the beginning of a new chapter for this country I love so much that gives a whole new meaning to the old cliche better late than never.

#edictofexpulsion   #spain   #sephardicjews  
Spain wants to make amends for expelling Jews from the country in 1492
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To cook with EVOO, or not to cook with EVOO...that is the question. Or is it?

It's common to hear that olive oil shouldn't be subjected to high-heat cooking applications like deep frying and searing because of its low smoke point. But does the science back that idea up? We looked into the existing research and did some taste tests of our own to find out from both a health and flavor perspective.
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I'm eager to give this a listen. :)
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Why? It paid the rent. Marilyn Monroe, after being asked why she had once posed nude for a calendar.

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#CadillacCiel ....ultimate cruising for (a) bruising. Must at least check out the slideshow to fully appreciate it.
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Walking off into the Sunset...
  • I am... 
  • I am fiercely private.  
  • I am fiercely loyal.   
  • I am an elitist and an epicure.  
  • I am an epicurean elitist.  
  • I am compulsive about everything I think, feel, say and do.  
  • I am a photographer without a camera.  
  • I am a painter without a brush.  
  • I am a musician without an instrument.  
  • I am a deceptively keen listener and observer.  
  • I shall not judge...I don't hold a gavel.  
  • I shall never censor myself just to comfort one's ignorance and intolerance.  
  • I shall not debate what is not debatable.  
  • I shall not talk unless I have something substantive to say, and even then, only I choose if, or when, to say it...and to whom.
  • I shall write, post and share any new and original content almost exclusively to a private and very limited circle(s).
  • I shall only post and re-share publicly mainstream content of my choice.
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  • I question...   
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Daniel Patrick Moynihan once said that "we are entitled to our own opinions, but we are not entitled to our own facts." However, too often we enjoy the comfort of opinion without the discomfort of thought.  
We should always feel compelled to identify that many issues in any debate are not actually debatable, but rather easily known facts. Too many people are simply denying the obvious.

"Before deciding to share publicly our thoughts and opinions, we need the kind of objectivity that makes us forget everything we have heard and read, clear the table, and do a factual study like any scientist would."   

"Truth is truth even if no one believes it. A lie is a lie even if everyone believes it." 

"No man has a good enough memory to be a successful liar."  - Abraham Lincoln  

"All successful people are big dreamers. They imagine what their future could be, ideal in every respect, and then they work every day toward their distant vision, that goal or purpose."    

"Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful people with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated failures. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent."  - Calvin Coolidge 

Cover Photo Credit: Jessica Ramos    

My all-time favourite Artist and Rebel With A Cause 
Jessica Ramos    

My favourite Google+ Foodies 
David Lebovitz 
Shinae Choi Robinson 

My favourite Google+ Photographer 
Mike Shaw 
My all-time quintessential single                                           A Whiter Shade of Pale   Procol Harum

My all-time quintessential album                                      
The Dark Side of the Moon   Pink Floyd

My all-time quintessential movies                                  
Blow-Up   Michelangelo Antonioni                                           Miami Vice   Michael Mann
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In order to be irreplaceable I have always been different; hardly ever right...just different.
  • Graduate Schools in Poland & UK
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Peetee, Toddy, Piotruś
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    1979 - present
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