Take a break. Watch art.

Women. Art. Women in art. 500 years of female portraits in Western art. Take a break. Make a cup of tea. Watch, listen, enjoy. Just because you...

Remember

In celebration of the real meaning of Memorial Day in the U.S., an 1876 flag with 38 stars that we hang on our porch for Memorial Day and the Fourth of July and other days when the happy spirit of patriotism strikes. It is easy in our hip, intellectual, urbane...

Oh, my

Just imagine. Let’s all go.There are moments when the whole system of patronage makes such sense – those fantastic wacky Medicis who supported artists (my buddy Uccello for one) and writers – their largesse would allow us all to journey to Key West to sit...

Pirates, and now poets

We’ve hit the lottery here at 37days this week. First, actors playing pirates playing rock stars playing pirates. And now poets. Thanks to Sally for emailing to let me know that my beautiful Billy is on Prairie Home Companion today. The moon must be in alignment...

Eat breakfast on a lake

“A lake is the landscape’s most beautiful and expressive feature. It is earth’s eye; looking into which the beholder measures the depth of his own nature.”- Henry David Thoreau “Let’s grab a cup of coffee sometime soon,” I emailed. “Sounds good,” Brooks...