Another bday at the press, for an editor very fond of Melville's tale...so here is MD in, um, happier days.
"Clap eye on Captain Ahab, young man, and thou wilt find that he has only one leg."
"What do you mean, sir? Was the other one lost by a whale?"
"Lost by a whale! Young man, come nearer to me: it was devoured, chewed up, CRUNCHED by the monstrousest parmacetty that ever chipped a boat! Ah, ah!"
Spent the weekend down in the capital for my cousin's pretty wedding.
Just as lovely was catching up with a poet friend whose beautiful words were recently published in the New Yorker, here. For a few seconds it was like a reverse, modern bohème (am I always going on about this piece? Just tell me to stop...). Instead of freezing Paris, a boiling summer day in DC. Poet. Artist. Cafe. Struggling, struggling. Dreams. Freedom...
A few images of a recent visit to Philadelphia. I hadn't spent any length of time in the city before and while it wasn't a leisure trip, I did have a little while to myself to squeeze in some sketching.
Cmdre. Barry statue
N. C. Wyeth's oils for Treasure Island, Brandywine Museum, Chadds Ford. Seeing his home, studio, props, many other originals, and even a full mural was very special. Unfortunately, although rightly so, no photographs were allowed of A. Wyeth's works in watercolor and tempera, nor of many other works by various Brandywine artists also on exhibit.
Birdwatcher statue, Brandywine Museum
Eakins Oval, from some very famous steps!
(Stole this pic from the Project Muse Twitter page) Early morning 5k to kick off AAUP 2016!
Independence Hall in the rain
Independence Hall in the sun!
Gen. Washington statue
Independence Hall, from Chestnut St.
Until next time...
For God's sake, John, sit down!