Defying Gravity: Calder at the #PEM

Posted: Saturday, September 13, 2014 | Category: Uncategorized


I wish I had thought of that. — Albert Einstein, upon viewing the synthesis of science and poetry, pattern and balance, chance and humor in Calder’s work in 1943     When I lived in New York City in the ‘80s, I often walked up to the Whitney Museum at Madison and 75th just to […]

Asking for it

Posted: Tuesday, September 20, 2011 | Category: Uncategorized


You can’t ask for what you want unless you know what it is. . . first, you have to figure out what you want. Second, you have to decide that you deserve it. Third, you have to believe you can get it. And, fourth, you have to have the guts to ask for it. — […]

Next Year in Paradise

Posted: Wednesday, March 16, 2011 | Category: Uncategorized


For all sad words of tongue or pen/The saddest are these, “It might have been!” — John Greenleaf Whittier Alas . . . not enough writers or Italophiles signed up for the Verona Word/Play extravaganza planned for this coming May and, as yesterday was the registration deadline, I am forced to cancel it. But you […]