Bevil and the NEA Blog

    Bevil is a colleague at Wellesley College. My latest rant is to promote the re-definition of creativity…so that it does not mean “One who can draw an apple that looks like an apple.” I should mean “one who can imagine and produce a different apple than the ones already existing”. Creative thinking and … Continue reading

About the Death of Reading and Technology, among other things

The iPad and Rich Media Apps—Capitalizing on the Future of Storytelling | Xconomy. I have to agree that reading is not dead. My thoughts as well. New technologies can be used to great advantage over older ones. We don’t have to get rid of the older ones. I have been reading much more lately on … Continue reading

Too good not to share

“Thou mayest well believe that,” answered Don Quixote, “because, either I know little, or this castle is enchanted, for thou must know-but this that I am now about to tell thee thou must swear to keep secret until after my death.” “I swear it,” answered Sancho.” I say so,” continued Don Quixote, “because I hate … Continue reading

Same date, last year/this year

First post from June, 2009….I started the blog on my birthday, therefore “a new year”……”A new post for a new year, wishing for new work and good times for all of us!” A year has passed. This blog has recorded some of the new work and the good times. Some unexpected happenings and some sad … Continue reading

First day of the last month

Of my last sabbatical….the year in which I would “learn new things”, make new work, recuperate from the previous year of work, play with grandkids and lots of other agenda items. 30 days to go before I am officially retired from steady employment. Before it all becomes outgo instead of income! On the bright side, … Continue reading

Today is the Day, kinda

Last Friday was the retirement party for faculty, hosted by the president of the College. Lovely weather and very bad food. This evening will be the party hosted by the Art Department for Miranda Marvin, John Rhodes and me…all retiring from active duty. As a friend’s father, and I’m sure many others have, reflected as … Continue reading

Point, shoot, take a risk/ Sebastian Smee comments on digital

Point, shoot, take a risk – The Boston Globe An article by Sebastian Smee. Watch the video, too. Sebastian, what was that quote from your hero, Walker Evans, that you use in this article? Something about not using a new technology until one is over 60? Perhaps you should wait until you are old enough. … Continue reading

Skype it!!

So much fun to see my sister in NZ while we chat! Talk about immediate gratification…won’t replace Polaroid, but this is wonderful.

I’ve decided….

that I love looking at photos on the computer screen. A perpetual slide show! The randomness is much fun. But I also still love pressing and spotting GSPrints! But they are not with you all the time, like digital/digitized images can be.

A favorite poem