Sand dollars are great souvenirs from the beach. However, they are living and reproducing. If you are digging the out of the ocean, don't take more than one a piece. The dead ones, on the beach, are up for grabs!! We soak ours in a shallow dish of bleach BEFORE taking them home!
100+ things to know if you are going to Italy:Part 1: GENERAL ADVICE AND TRAVEL TIPS Don’t go off the beaten path before visiting the “holy trinity”: Rome, Florence and Venice. These cities are truly remarkable and you don’t want to miss them. Nevertheless, make time to spend a few days outside the major cities. Real Italy is in the small towns! Tuscany is wonderful. There are hundreds of small wonderful medieval villages and plenty to see. However, Italy is a lot more than
Venetian mask with pearl necklace - In its heyday the Republic of Venice enjoyed wealth upon wealth. Venetian masks were originally used to hide identities when conducting business as some people in the market economy sought anonymity.
Masks were worn by all from servants to the noblemen creating a level playing field doing away with social class. With time however, people began to abuse this new social norm where decadence, sexual promiscuity (even the nuns and monks engaged in such…
“The Ego, however, is not who you really are. The ego is your self-image; it is your social mask; it is the role you are playing. Your social mask thrives on approval. It wants control, and it is sustained by power, because it lives in fear.” ― Deepak Chopra,