Category Archives: Books

On the Tip of My (Beef) Tongue

Olivia With the Loop 8 An exchange within our family email group among my cousins (and one brother) worth repeating (apologies to any for whom this dredges up unpleasant memories — think of it this way: in our youth beef … Continue reading

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“Second …” — Nudes, 2003

Taj’s Intensity 10 I’ve changed the banner at the top of the column at right.  A new book, Second …, a collection of thirty-five photographs from 2003, featuring models Abigail, Donna and Meg, three extraordinary models photographed that year and … Continue reading

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“First …” — Nudes, 2001-03

Jesse in the Basket Those with sharp eyes will note a new banner at the top of the column at right.  A new book, First …, a collection of thirty-six photographs from the first three years I was photographing the … Continue reading

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Free Lunch

Abigail Wing Chair 6 Today is Veterans’ Day.  Of course, it was originally Armistice Day, celebrating cessation of hostilities in World War I, but WWII and the Korean War rather upended that whole paradigm. So, as a vet, I learned … Continue reading

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Fifteen Minutes

Carissa Low Key 20 Short term memory.  Life recycled every fifteen minutes.  Memories of events eighty years earlier fresh in mind and filled with detail.  Twenty minutes ago?  Consigned to oblivion.  Calling my mother: “Hello, Mother.” “Hello.  Stephen?” “Yes, Mother.  … Continue reading

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Snippets

Meg’s Dresses 1-43 [Snippets of news and commentary, some of it even weeks old -- if you already know the news, please forgive the redundancy; perhaps I'll add a new twist, however.] Ansel Adams, True or False Department Most of … Continue reading

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Books Read and Movies Seen, III

Brooke 30 More books: Parisians: An Adventure History of Paris, by Graham Robb: I began this before commencing my vacation, and wrote about it earlier, but finished it after. A witty book, telling multiple stories of Paris and most particularly … Continue reading

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Books Read and Movies Seen

Angelique 1-48 During my hiatus I spent even more time reading than was usual.  (Movie watching, on the other hand, remained pretty much as before and was entirely dependent upon the quality of fare reaching Minneapolis and what we ordered … Continue reading

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A Good Book

Rotation 15 Parisians, by Graham Robb. I’m not even half through it, and the stories have been fascinating. The night Napoleon Bonaparte lost his virginity. The night Marie Antoinette attempted to depart the palace during the revolution, only to become … Continue reading

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Oxymoron

Brannagh 9 “Conservative Feminist.” It appears that Sarah Palin wants to co-opt the word “feminist” now that no liberal feminists seem to have center stage sufficient to fend off this assault from the right. On May 14, Palin spoke before … Continue reading

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