A Hobbit House

From the description, I thought I was on my way to The Shire yesterday: a house “totally covered in ivy and Virginia creeper” with “green round windows.” I had no idea the magic that was in store. I received so many gifts!
First, the show: a musically accompanied oral telling of Uit Spelevaren, from Camera Obscura by Hildebrand. Note: … Read more...

Foreigner’s Logic (only an american?)

I went back to Gare Nord today to do more wireless work, and all the restaurants are closed – midday Saturday! Which means no power. 🙁 Quickly Googling via battery, I thought Aha! Schumann! Very busy, there will be open restaurants there Not. This is reminiscent of arriving in Brattleboro 12 years ago and finding only a McDonald’s open … Read more...

late to art; later to architecture

I just began being interested in art the past few years. Never knew enough about it to understand what could be so compelling to folk. Am definitely into symbolic uses – particularly of the ancient kind such as Dan Brown details in The Da Vinci Code (yes, it nurtured my soul) – and also of the protest kind, such as … Read more...