201031 Halloween: Mosaics

Newly unearthed Italian mosaics, found in pristine condition, reveal the stunning beauty of Roman art. The central floor decoration is incredibly handsome. Each cell, and there are many, achieves delicate balance in a particular way: light and dark, thick and thin, yin/yang, an intricate weave, symmetrical flowers, and simple dots and dashes. The eye movesContinue reading “201031 Halloween: Mosaics”

Coronavirus Quarantine

Governor Cuomo: We have a strict mandatory coronavirus quarantine for out-of-towners coming to New York. No one is permitted to make house visits. There will be no dinner dates with friends, no after-work parties with co-workers, no theater tickets with family, no broadway shows, nor dance performances. You won’t see anyone all day. There canContinue reading “Coronavirus Quarantine”

201031 Halloween: Old Photos

Here is an image of my studio wall in the sunrise hours of the early morning. In an almost dark room, this was a stunning picture to appear on a white wall suddenly. Digital cameras are extremely sensitive to low levels of light, a fantastic technology. The window-screen mesh gives the bright central area aContinue reading “201031 Halloween: Old Photos”

Voting Evolution

Let’s assume that the U.S.Postal Service is functionally broken and beyond repair by election day. Votes can not be collected by mail, can not be delivered, and certainly can not be counted on time, if ever. That is not a farfetched assumption. Everything the Democrats in Congress can do to stop, slow, and reverse 45’sContinue reading “Voting Evolution”

Trump’s Hypnotic Suggestion

During the Moscow edition of Trump’s Miss Universe Pageant, Mr. Trump was wined and dined by Vladimir Putin’s cronies under the pretense that Putin was somehow interested in a Trump-branded hotel in the Russian capital. Looking backward, even the pretext for the meeting is dubious at best. Nevertheless, Trump met with these oligarchs, each aContinue reading “Trump’s Hypnotic Suggestion”