16-01-12 Sail Away

After returning with AJ

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from MoMA on Sunday Evening.

Taken near the street where I live, a few seconds apart.

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I took Abigail and her friends back to college today so haven’t really had a chance to work on anything. I really like the colors and light on this building but I could not find a position in the few minutes I had where I could get the building without the branches.

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11-20-13 Birthday – Walk- Alpine NJ – Palisades- MOMA – No Man’s Land

Had a good day yesterday as birthdays go. Walked Alpine.  Met Katherine at 4 at MOMA. We saw the Magritte exhibition which reminded me once again that no one has been as hurt by or had more influence on pop culture and advertising from the 1950s until today. It is very hard to look at this work with fresh eyes. You have to work at it.  I found the Magritte well rewarded the effort to look. If you are in the city go see it. And then we briefly breezed through the Member’s Preview of the new Isa Genzken Retrospective. Again, I highly recommend it and intend to go back for an in-depth viewing. The only disappointing part was that Abigail was supposed to join us but she felt/feels like hell and stayed home.

We had a very nice dinner at The Modern in the Bar Room and then headed to the Cort Theater to see Ian McKellen, Patrick Stewart, Billy Crudup and Shuler Hensley in Pinter‘s No Man’s Land. Sean Mathias is the director. Not surprisingly, I guess, it is an exquisite production.  It also, intended or not, (I believe it is intended) can be viewed as one of the most shattering depictions of dementia/Alzheimer’s Disease I have ever seen. The show and cast are playing in rep with Waiting for Godot which we will see in early December.

A few more views of Alpine before I move on to the new year.

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6-11-13: Back To The Future…

As some of you may know, the 2014 Super Bowl will be held in New Jersey. According to The Daily News, to make sure that everyone has a good time, the NFL is building “Make New Yorkers Hate You Blvd.” between 34th and 44th Street. The highlight?: “Broadway will feature an eight-lane, 180-foot long, 58-foot-high toboggan run able to handle up to 1,000 riders an hour.”

Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/football/exclusive-ny-super-bowl-plans-include-giant-toboggan-run-article-1.1368891#ixzz2VwkD116b

In honor of the winter bowl we go back to 1/26/11.

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11-30-12 On Broadway

I was downtown visiting a friend at her photo shoot for The Food Network Magazine.  As many of you know, food shooting is difficult and very precise work. It is very difficult to make good food look good on camera. People work extremely hard and with great precision to bring you all those pretty pictures you see in the magazines. It is a very controlled environment.

When I left I walked out onto Broadway…a less controlled environment.

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4-12-12 Any Which Way

As with many people here in Blog World I have a number of blogs I read regularly (which reminds me, time to clean up and update my blog roll).  Some are “like” me, some seem to be as far from my world view as you can get, but they all bring me value.

Occasionally it is like the whole world is in sync. Today is one of those days.

Freedom’s just another word for nothing’ left to lose:
Nothin’ ain’t worth nothin’ but it’s free.
Feeling good was easy, Lord, when Bobby sang the blues.
Feeling good was good enough for me;
Good enough for me and Bobby McGee.

Kris Kristofferson and Fred Foster

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2-3-12 A Difference Of Degrees

“Set out runnin but I take my time” – Hunter/Garcia/Dawson

It is always important to look both ways before crossing the street…

You never know what you may see

Another trip in the “way-back machine”

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