January 2020 Update

What a difference a year makes. I’ll keep this short. Looking over the stats, my blog posts had a serious dip after 2017. In 2016 there were 85 posts, the following year there were 41 posts. But I’ve had a number of personal disruptions, including moving from Minnesota to Wisconsin and dealing with the Covid pandemic. The pandemic has brought, to use a vague term, workplace challenges. Suffice to say, I’ve had to re-prioritize things. The full-time job takes priority, especially now, given the fragile economic state we’re experiencing. The second major priority is not getting Covid. Both these take … Continue reading January 2020 Update

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NYC in Photos Week: Lower East and Upper West: New York City Photographs 1957-1968 by Jonathan Brand @ NYJB

Lower East and Upper West chronicle New York City from the late fifties to the late sixties. Tumultuous change, “urban renewal,” and racial strife mark these violent decades, but in these photographs these charged descriptors lay in the background. Continue reading NYC in Photos Week: Lower East and Upper West: New York City Photographs 1957-1968 by Jonathan Brand @ NYJB

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Shelter in Place: December 2020 Update

If you’ve noticed, I haven’t posted in over two months. Long story short: Work has been busy. This has relegated my writing to a weekend activity, if that. I’ve also been deal with Real Life Meatspace stuff: getting new furniture, scheduling an emissions test, etc. Due to the pandemic, I’ve done all my Xmas shopping online. You should too. Don’t be a super-spreader! This upcoming week will have posts linking to my book reviews at the New York Journal of Books. These reviews will be on the theme NYC in Photos. Check them out. Continue reading Shelter in Place: December 2020 Update

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Pride Plus: Gravity Is Stronger Here by Phyllis B. Dooney and Jardine Libaire @ nyjb

“Gravity Is Stronger Here by Phyllis B. Dooney and Jardine Libaire acts both as a time capsule and a group portrait. Capturing images from an eccentric rural south, the book gives voice to the paranoia, rage, and love in its people.” Continue reading Pride Plus: Gravity Is Stronger Here by Phyllis B. Dooney and Jardine Libaire @ nyjb

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