Artsy Fartsy – Vhils (Chinatown, Los Angeles) Courtsey of Birdman Photos (BLW Contributor)


Portuguese artist Alexandre Farto (1987) has been interacting visually with the urban environment

under the name of Vhils since his days as a prolific graffiti writer in the early 2000s.

His groundbreaking carving technique – which forms the basis of the Scratching the Surface series

and was first presented to the public at the VSP group show in Lisbon in 2007 and at the Cans Festival

in London in 2008 –, has been hailed as one of the most compelling approaches to art created in the

street in the last decade. 

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The Dragon’s Philosophy – The Intercepting Fist


Jeet Kune Do (JKD) literally translated from Chinese means “way of the intercepting fist”. It reflects Bruce Lee’s concepts, philosophy and training methods with regards to martial arts . Bruce Lee who started his base with Wing Chun Kung Fu eventually rejected the notion of sticking to one art and began exploring various other martial arts styles including boxing, judo, wrestling, savate and fencing . Bruce Lee disposed with ideals within a style adopting a flexible approach to seek what works best. He christened his martial art as Jeet Kune Do.

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Train, Eat, Rest & Repeat – UFC Fight Night Workout


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Happy National Peanut Butter Day!!! – A History of Peanut Butter



It’s National Peanut Butter Day! Peanut butter is a staple in over 90% of American households and the average person consumes more than six pounds of peanut products each year. Women and children prefer creamy peanut butter, while most men go for the chunky variety. 

George Bayle, a St. Louis snack food maker, started making peanut butter in the 1890s. For many years, manufacturers struggled with the oil separating from the grainy solids of the peaut butter. In 1923 Heinz became the first company to homogenize the peanuts into the spreadable butter we know and love today. Before long peanut butter was a classic American food.

Did you know that it takes 550 peanuts to make a 12 ounce jar of peanut butter? Peanuts are cholesterol free and an excellent source of protein. In fact, it’s the high protein content that causes peanut butter to stick to the roof of your mouth.

To celebrate National Peanut Butter Day, bake some peanut butter cookies, spread some tasty peanut butter on toast, or enjoy a spoonful right out of the jar!

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Happy National Pie Day!!! (Jan.23rd) – Tell us what’s your Favorite Pie?!!



It’s National Pie Day! Pies have a long and illustrious history, but the sweet filled treats we enjoy today are a relatively recent innovation. The Greeks and Romans made some of the first pies in history. People filled pastry shells with different kinds of meat or seafood, flavored them with a variety of spices, and served them as part of the sweet course of the meal.

When the Pilgrims made their voyage to the New World in the late 1600s they arrived with English pie recipes for beef, lamb, duck, or pigeon. It wasn’t until the late 1800s that the first sweet pies emerged. These featured the ingredients we’re accustomed to today, and by the 1940s, pie had become the iconic American dessert.


Whether you prefer apple, berry, pumpkin, or sweet potato, bake your favorite pie recipe tonight in honor of National Pie Day!

Here for Now…Not Forever by Jennterra (BLW Contributor)



At a very young age I became very aware that life is truly fleeting. My mother always said that as a child I seemed to be aware of many things that were unusual for a young tot to be aware of…I would stare into people versus at people, I would sit for long periods of time pondering this toy or that toy, I read at an early age, I was sensitive to other people’s emotions etc.

I believe I became aware of life and death and our mortality due to the fact that I read books beyond my age group early on in my childhood. I was, and have never been, daunted or afraid of the idea of death or how infinitesimal our lives are in the big picture.

I, as a grade school child, became aware of a strong belief inside of myself that life was a cycle. I am sure it took quite a bit of maturing before I began to put the idea into actual words but I do remember thinking that there was more…that something beyond ‘this incarnation’existed.

My mother fostered a lot of my current day spirituality and beliefs. She fed my imagination and in light of that she built the base blocks of what I value today; of what I believe in when it comes to life after death, faith, other lives etc. I remember how she used to tell me how before we are born we are little sparks of light or energy that float around and when it is our time to be born our light goes into the belly of a woman who has a baby in it. From there our light charges that child; becomes that person. At death , she said, that light leaves the physical body and goes back to float and fly about with all the other sparks of energy out there. Some sparks come back as a different human being and some go on to be other things either here in this plane or perhaps on another plane. I still believe that base theory to hold true in many instances.

I am quite fond of the fact that I am mortal. In my opinion, I think I  would find being immortal to be a drag. I rather like the idea that after this life there may be another life to live or maybe another realm or plane of existence to experience. I wish to live this life to its’ very fullest and when my time comes I hope to be like the caterpillar and go through  or be born/brought forth in a new way.

Immortality , to me, would be imprisonment. Mortality makes this life that more precious and valuable.

Enjoy the link below. It says quite a bit about how Pagans, of which I am, view death and the cycle of Life. 

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Life and Tennis by A Momma’s View (BLW Contributor)



Do you think it is weird that I very often compare life to a tennis match? Well, you probably don’t really know that just yet. I do! I think they have quite a bit in common.

I love the sport of tennis. I love watching it and I do love playing it. I love players like Roger Federer, who not only are extremely talented but also great personalities and amazing characters.

I guess I started thinking about this again now because my favorite tournament of the year is coming up. The Australian Open.

But it is not just players like him, who clearly were able to make a career out of what they like to do best. There are so many others, who are trying hard each and every day. It is like in every job. You try, you fail, you try again, you loose again. And then maybe one day you win. And then might win again and finally be able to make that step up the ladder. if you are lucky, you will manage to stay up there. Maybe it is not all the way on the top, but still far enough. Or maybe you will find yourself tumbling and falling again.

I very often compare life to a match of tennis. I think we can actually take a lot out of it. One of the players I admire as well is Lleyton Hewitt. For different reasons. He is not as talented as Federer. But that guy sure knows how to fight and how not to give up and how to proof everyone wrong over and over again.

Now put two players on a court. Say we take Federer and Hewitt. They play, they fight, they struggle, they cheer, they win and loose points. And although Federer might be the favorite in this match, the match will never be won before the last point is played.

And that is what I take out of a tennis match, out into real life.

It is all up to you. You can go out there and play and maybe you play your best game ever but against and opponent who is just from another world. Now you have two choices. You either give up and play along for as long as you have to and eventually loose.

Or you fight. And you play. And you try as hard as you can. Most of all, you never give up believing in yourself and in the fact that you can win the next point and maybe the next game. And like this you will get step by step closer to winning the match.

Because a match is not over until this one last point is played, no matter how far you are behind. If you manage to stay in the game and give your best and keep believing you can turn the result around and stun everyone by being the underdog who wins it.

Game, Set and Match ;)

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