Sunday, July 24, 2005

Tour de France

The end of the Armstrong Era of the Tour de France. I read in one story that Luke's comment right after this moment on the podium was "Daddy, can we go play now?" Here's hoping that Luke and the twins have many happy years of playing with daddy.

Saturday, July 23, 2005

Shop Dog for the weekend

Gryff, the Lil Corgi pup, is shop dog for the weekend while sonandheir visits a friend in Milwaukee. Gryff reports that hanging out with the old folks is pretty boring. And having to deal with all those other dogs at the old homestead is stressful. But he's taking it all in stride. He hears that he should be checking into the Sneaky Pie Brown stories.

Friday, July 22, 2005

Walt Whitman

In the history communique online I found information about a Walt Whitman archive site that is exhaustive.

Since Leaves of Grass was first published in July 1855 this year is a significant anniversary and, according to the communique story, has witnessed a resurgence of interest in Whitman.

Tuesday, July 19, 2005

Saturday, July 16, 2005

Reading Time

For some reason there seems to be less time to sit and read this year. I don't know if it's the increased pace of the art activity or what to attribute it to. Whatever it is, I'm just not getting much reading done this summer.

In the shop right now I'm working on The Ironing Board by Christopher Morley, a compilation of some of his magazine work. He's an author that I've always enjoyed reading, but definately not a household name. His Parnassus on Wheels and The Haunted Bookshop are probably the only two titles that even get mentioned any more. And then just as novelty items about the book trade.

On the art front. I have work up at Eagle Creek Reservoir for a weekend show. Brother Jim just sent in another box of photos that we need to get prepared for his entries in the Indiana Wildlife Artist show, and I have Open Space (benefiting the RedHawk conservancy) coming up. In August we're setting up at the Art in the Park event in Irvington. In the end of September I'm looking forward to the Postcard show in Rising Sun since they are returning to the paint out format this year.