For those of you who think Norman Rockwell only painted idealized images, he didn't. His idealized images are the most popular, but he painted many other, hard-edged pictures. If you're in the neighborhood of Stockbridge, Massachusetts, I recommend the Norman Rockwell Museum. It's a particularly American experience. I especially love this Thanksgiving cover for Life Magazine -- reminding us … Continue reading A NORMAN ROCKWELL THANKSGIVING
Once upon a time, in a far away land, The Boss assigned me a secretary. Not part of a pool, but a whole person. With a master's degree from Mt. Holyoke. Pretty daunting, me with my little B.A. from Hofstra. So I said to The Boss: "What is she supposed to do?" "You write, she … Continue reading THE SECRETARY WHO PICKED
This is not just any Duesenerg. This was Gary Cooper's 1931 Duesenberg.
Honestly, I was in the mood to buy something. A camera, a lens, a widget, gadget, cool electronic toy. I was eager and ready. But wherever I looked, the stuff on sale was something I already own ... or something I don't need or want. I've already shopped for my family and close friends, so … Continue reading WHAT I BOUGHT ON BLACK FRIDAY
Heritage Museum and Gardens Annual Lights Aglow was last night. Trees and buildings and tents ... lights everywhere. It was a very cold night. Hard to shoot when your fingers are going numb from the chill, but I can't shoot with gloves. Related articles Weekly Photo Challenge: Let There Be Light! (dailypost.wordpress.com) Weekly Photo Challenge: … Continue reading WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE: LIGHTS AGLOW – HERITAGE MUSEUM
Back when I was very much younger and hornier ... like really horny most of the time ... there was lots of discussion about The Spot. You know. That critical yet somehow elusive spot on the female anatomy? I assumed I knew what everyone was talking about though I was never sure because we can't call … Continue reading IS THERE AN APP FOR THAT?
Boston Common lit up for the holidays! Welcome back, the season of lights. Related articles Weekly Photo Challenge: Let There Be Light! (dailypost.wordpress.com) Weekly Photo Challenge: an Unexpected First Step (teepee12.com) City of Boston's official Christmas tree arrives (bostonnewsgroup.com)