Music of the Gilded Age: Lyndhurst for the Holidays

Last week I attended a wonderful concert at Lyndhurst Mansion, which was gorgeously decorated for the holidays. (Photos below.) The concert was arranged by Christopher Brellochs, who's creating a series…

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Capitalist Christmas 2018

This site is usually dedicated to art that’s inspiring, thought-provoking, skillfully executed, and/or breathtakingly beautiful ... and once a year, I stretch that to include the fabulous decorations, clothing, and jewelry…

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Kosciuszko Bridge Progress, 5

For earlier photos, click on the Bridges tag in the Obsessions cloud at right, and my video of the bridge's progress. The Queens-bound side of the Kosciuszko Bridge, with its towers in…

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From Portraits to Puddles: print, ebook, & video

From September to November 2018, I published a series of eight blog posts on what makes a memorable memorial: see them at the Portraits to Puddles link in the Obsessions…

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From Portraits to Puddles, 5: Korean War Memorial

NOTE: What makes an effective tribute? What makes a memorable memorial? This is the fifth in a series of posts in which I point out the lessons we can learn…

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From Portraits to Puddles, 4: East Coast Memorial

NOTE: What makes an effective tribute? What makes a memorable memorial? This is the fourth in a series of posts in which I point out the lessons we can learn…

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