Category Archives: Air

Portrait of Regula

Regula Feldman was a person I admired, if only for her blonde bangs and long hair. She frequently wore a dark-and-light purple mini-dress, and this gave her a cachet that went beyond her slightly stout figure. Together with her best … Continue reading

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The Grammar Grandma Strikes Again!

Want to drive me totally nuts? It’s easy! Run your fingernails down a blackboard–or commit any of the following grammar sins. You might not hear me say anything, but I’ll bet you hear my teeth grinding! “Another words.” I hear … Continue reading

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Happy 135th Birthday, Mother El! Carl Sandburg apparently loved you!

My grandmother, Elsie Klotz(!) Gilruth, was born on August 12, 1883. In 1923, apparently (see envelope, below), Carl Sandburg wrote her a poem and sent it to her home, presumably so she would get it before her husband saw it. … Continue reading

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Wish we had these everywhere!

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Monster Cloud Eats Sun

(@ 24th St. & 6th Ave.)

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Perfect Mid-July Day, 2018

Again, Madison Square Park at its finest. I’m sitting at a small cafe table doing pretty much nothing. It doesn’t get better than this!   “To make a prairie it takes a clover and one bee, one clover and a … Continue reading

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Still Life

I paint/draw best and most passionately when confronted by a still life, landscape, or a posing model. I write best about a place when I am in situ, noticing details I couldn’t call up from my imagination. Art is a … Continue reading

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