Monthly Archives: July 2017

Shorty Smith and LeRoy Neiman

While packing up things for my upcoming move, I came across a favorite photograph. Done on a color printer of dubious merit, it expresses the mad spirt embodied in camel racing. And it reminded me of LeRoy Neiman’s colorful style … Continue reading

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Shall We Dance?

The word “shall” has always baffled me. Much like steam locomotives or the theory of relativity, the word shall seems fated to confound. But I admire complexity for complexity’s sake, much as I admire the gleaming brass of the steam … Continue reading

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The Company One Keeps

This is a biography page from the most recent Temenos Journal (internal link). Only in a literary magazine will you find such a large, diverse group of writers and artists. Although most of the writers have been published before, there … Continue reading

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Where Do You Get Your Inspiration?

Perhaps from a beating? On October 4, 1986, CBS anchorman and journalist Dan Rather was attacked on the streets of New York while walking to his apartment. According to Rather, the assailant kept saying, “Kenneth, what’s the frequency?” The attacker … Continue reading

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Moving Again

After less than two years of living in the Las Vegas neighborhood of Spring Valley, I am moving again. I am going to an apartment complex in nearby Summerlin. The problem is smoke. And the drug culture. And everything that … Continue reading

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A Book Without Words: Art Deco Borders by Ted Menten

I’ve always loved the Dover Clip-Art Series Books. You can still find them at your local used book store or at on-line book stores like Abe.com. (external link). I bought three today: Advertising Art in The Art Deco Style, Art … Continue reading

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Nevada Northern Railway Museum Workshop and Trains

I recently visited the Nevada Northern Railway Museum in Ely (eee lee), Nevada. A small admission fee allows you to wander the several workrooms of the repair shop and engine barn. Restoration is ongoing on engines, a caboose, and boxcars. … Continue reading

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