Avondale Estates has a holiday tour of homes every year. Before my hostess hours began on Sunday afternoon at one of the homes, I shot a few photos. This was my first year as volunteer member of the sponsoring Avondale Arts Alliance. Some of the historic homes were decked with impressive amounts of greenery and [...]
Archive for the 'History' Category
I’ve been following the Wall Street protests with interest. It’s all over Facebook – friends are engaged in provocative discussions, that show a proclivity to the left, with some right wing antagonism thrown in. I’m proud of the occupiers; mostly youngsters who are uncertain about whether they’ll ever be able to pay off student loans [...]
My father, Robert Arlington Webb (1911 – 1971), was a film editor who grew up in Hollywood during its early heyday. The Webbs lived in several different areas of LA during the first ten years after they moved there in 1924 from Springfield, IL. At one time they lived across from Paramount Studio, at another period [...]
The town center of Avondale Estates, Georgia, within walking distance from where I now live, resembles Princeton, New Jersey’s main downtown block, where I grew up. That synchronicity is slightly disconcerting. You can go home again, at least aesthetically. Both used a Tudor revival style for their visual reference, although sprawling directly across Nassau Street and [...]
I wrote this article in response to a friend’s claim that television was always a narcotic for him, that it cured his hives, lulled him into semi-consciousness and proved more effective than any chemical. Because it touches on reading and the power of literacy, it seems worth posting again here on my own blog. It was published [...]
I assume not everyone has been glued to their TV watching the Ken Burns epic all this week on PBS on National Parks: America’s Best Idea. Whether you like his filmmaking or not, the narrative and history of our parks and how they were preserved was enlightening and stunning to watch. Peter Coyote told us [...]
I recently discovered Neoteric Art, a blog out of Chicago written by two painters, William Dolan and Norbert Marszalek. They conduct thoughtful online interviews on their site. This one is excerpted from one with the painter and printmaker Diane Thodos, who studied art criticism with Donald Kuspit and printmaking back in the early 1980′s at [...]
Old friends, the cabin and land in Maine I owned and links to many Atlanta musicians from back in the day.
some old pics.
July 12 – Ali and Sam in Princeton, NJ. My school from kindergarten through third grade, Nassau Street School is now part of Princeton University’s Lewis Center for the Arts. Joyce Carol Oates has her creative writing class there and there’s a wonderful theater in the old hated gym. Alexander Hall – in [...]