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The Phantom of the Opera

"The Phantom of the Opera"
by David Burton
Acrylic on Canvas Panel, 11 x 14

David Burton is an artist who specializes in Science Fiction, Fantasy, Western and Horror illustration. Shown here is his painting of Lon Chaney as, “The Phantom of the Opera". It is the cover to the upcoming Rick Lai novel, “Shadows of the Opera” as well as graciously provided to the Mellophant community for the use of this blog. His art is available for sale from his catalog.

Copyright David Burton, 2009
This image may not be copied and/or reproduced by any known means without the artist's direct written consent.

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The Origin of Zombies by Jasie Stokes

The leap from Haitian zombie to Romero’s zombies may appear logical, but the fact remains that important steps are taken out of the equation, that the contemporary zombies born from Night of the Living Dead may actually have a Gothic, European literary origin, an origin that has often been ignored in zombie scholarship.

Selected Recipe from A World of Wisdom by Amy Cox Jones

Eating according to what is in season isn't a new idea, but it is one that is being proven to be based on a sound medical, ethical, environmental and scriptural foundation. From basic staples to scrumptious desserts, A World of Wisdom will take you through the seasons and show you how easy it is to follow a season based diet. 198 pages of seasonal, grain based, low animal products, whole foods recipes organized according to season. Includes a section on many ordinary and unusual grains with easy cooking directions.

The excerpt below is from the section on Fall foods.

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