Friday, November 28, 2008

Culture day

Finally found a day where we could take Katie and few friends to some art galleries.
Three are pretty close by, in western Massachusetts, about 100 miles from home.
MassMoCA had a new retrospective of Sol Lewitt.

Also did a quick stop in Williamstown at the Williams College Museum of Art. They were part of building the retrospective of Lewitt, by partnering with Yale to draw and paint the works. When you purchase or borrow Lewitt works, you receive instructions on how to paint them, so about 100 students worked for several months creating the works in a space larger than MOMA in NYC! If the work is exhibited elsewhere, it generally must be taken down or covered up while you display it.

WCMA also has several displays going now, including Tina Barney's portraits of the privileged classes.

After an Indian meal on Spring Street, my old stomping ground, we quickly toured the Clark Art Institute, a wonderful place also in rural Williamstown where Sterling and Francine Clark moved their collection to protect it from atomic attack.

They have mostly old masters, much like a European museum.

Friday, July 25, 2008

Summer weekend

About to enjoy a sunny summer weekend in Connecticut.
Last week went to RI beach under slightly overcast skies, but that made it more pleasant without burning sun.
This weekend will be around the house.
Almost finished with my workshop setup. Pics to follow.
Training class and vacation almost here! Woot!

Wednesday, July 09, 2008


Attended my uncle's burial last week in NJ. This is me with my cousin.

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Simsbury parade

Here's a quick shot of the chopper bikes and '59 caddy waiting to go in the Simsbury Memorial Day parade. Perfect weather!

Saturday, May 03, 2008

Back at work

Home from Florida. Katie enjoyed riding Gloria, a friendly and very strong mare.

The wedding went well. Rutty is now married again!

Thursday, April 24, 2008

WOW Characters started today

Writer's Online Workshops Creating Dynamic Characters workshop started today. Let's hope it's as good as their past ones have been.

Friday, March 21, 2008


I discovered Goodread yesterday via NPR. I signed up and started a bookshelf and reviews. Click the sidebar images to link to my profile or reviews.

R.I.P. Arthur C. Clarke

Arthur C. Clarke passed away in Sri Lanka last week. He was best known as the author of 2001: A Space Odyssey as well as a scientist who advanced the idea of geosynchronous satellites.

Friday, March 14, 2008

Star Trek convention

Yeah, I'm pretty much a geek. I went to the Star Trek convention last week at the Meadowlands. It was not so hot, but it was fun to see a few of the stars.
The pics did not come out too well, but here's two.

Here is Patrick Stewart talking about bringing MacBeth to Broadway.

Here is Brent Spiner heckling Patrick.

Sunday, February 24, 2008

Back from the islands

Had fun and enjoyed the sun, in spite of 2 of us getting bad bugs.

Wrote a small piece for entry in a competition by the pool.

Here is a sunset photo Katie took: