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Ode to an Unknown Girl

Halley Going through these 130-year-old photographs, I am constantly reminded of the frailty of all our lives, and how fleeting is experience. Many of the photos, of course, are of people to whom I am related, in some fashion or … Continue reading

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Halley Dances 39 Over at the ACLU since I left for Colorado (as one might expect, following is a non-trivial number of entries — and I’m only touching the highlights of mostly civil liberties-related items to be found at the … Continue reading

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Halley Dances 12 Wonderful session yesterday with returning model Avery.  And need to take wife to Urgent Care this morning.  So between work on new photos and care for an injured spouse (she fell because of ice), just this abbreviated … Continue reading

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I Dislike Gambling

Halley No, not other people’s gambling. Although I consider it predatory on the part of Indian Tribes and the state of Nevada, among other things — if that’s how a retiree wishes to dispose of savings and Social Security income, … Continue reading

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The Path to Here (Part 2)

Halley Dances 57 Kelley was my first studio model, “K__” my second, and Kristy my third. I was referred to Kelley by a fine art drawing instructor at the local community art center. K__ was Kelley’s friend, an amateur, came … Continue reading

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Note to Self

Halley Dances 81 Note to self: do not purchase firearms when anyone might think I may be angry about something. For example, one guy’s experience: (1) get put on “administrative leave” and be adjudged “disgruntled”; (2) buy two handguns and … Continue reading

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Surface! Surface!

Halley Dances Surfacing briefly, long enough to report that San Sebastian, Bilbao and Pamplona remained for the most part cool and rainy the entire time. We had a brief few hours of sunlight in San Sebastian two afternoons ago, and … Continue reading

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Halley Dances 58 Today was our first out-of-city excursion, to the Cava maker Codorniu. A passable everyday methode champenoise sparkling wine maker, one does not look to Codorniu for anything to match against a great (or even mediocre) Champagne, but … Continue reading

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The Boos Heard ‘Round the World

Halley 20 The opera world was slightly agog yesterday morning upon learning that Tuesday’s Metropolitan Opera season premiere (and gala — tickets went for as high as $1,250) was greeted by substantial audience boos, at least insofar as concerns its … Continue reading

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Two Shows Coming – One Certain, the Other Not

Halley’s Body In these times of continuing economic distress, with acquisition of all things artistic being of very low priority and my own print sales being essentially in the toilet, now I’m facing two frame-necessary exhibition opportunities, one of which … Continue reading

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