Category Archives: Art

The Lady in the Van

“And what I’ve learned, and maybe she taught me, is that you don’t put yourself into what you write. You find yourself there.” Alan Bennett . This brilliant insight comes from the British playwright, author, actor as he recounts the … Continue reading

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“Don’t Push the River…

…It Flows by Itself.” Released by author and Gestalt therapist Barry Stevens, it was the self-help book of my generation. The pages are well worn, dog-eared, book-marked and highlighted in my copy of the 1970 book. I often recommended it … Continue reading

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Ancient Trees

  She took her camera to some of the darkest, most isolated places on earth, to photograph trees that have survived thousands of years. Beth Moon, famed photographer and  author of the 2014 book, Ancient Trees:Portraits of Time, studied the … Continue reading

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The First Jeans

We had to fight for our first pair of blue jeans. In the opinion of many 1960’s mothers, including mine, they were still “dungarees” and not appropriate attire for young ladies. They were meant for farmers, cowboys, factory workers, men. … Continue reading

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Location, Location, Location

The iconic New York City Plaza Hotel is up for sale. Built in 1907,  registered as a national historic landmark, the property is valued at $ 560 million. Apartments are currently available, at a range of $1.3 to $39.8 million … Continue reading

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Crayola

We all started out with the basic 8 colors. That’s all we needed. Introduced by Binney and Smith in 1903, they sold for a nickel, and no doubt had the same fragrance we all remember on opening the box…the smell … Continue reading

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Driving Lessons

I wrecked the family car when I was 16 years old, just a few months after getting my first driver’s license. It was a 1960’s version of the “Woodie”, a beautiful and massive Ford station wagon with wood panel trim, … Continue reading

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