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On November 28, 1966, Bethlehem Steel’s 60 year old, 603 foot (184 m), freighter, the SS Daniel J. Morrell, was ordered on a final run from Buffalo to Taconite Harbor, Minnesota to pick up a load of taconite iron ore. This was late in the year and a bad time…
so you want to be a writer? by Charles Bukowski if it doesn’t come bursting out of you in spite of everything, don’t do it. unless it comes unasked out of your heart and your mind and your mouth and your gut, don’t do it. if you have to sit for hours staring at your… Continue reading So You Want to be a Writer?
I’ll let you look at the pictures and decide on you own. Presented without comment —- One tree, four years of work and an indescribable amount of talent: that’s what it took to create this incredible masterpiece. A famous Chinese wood carver chopped down a single tree and tirelessly worked on it for over four years to… Continue reading Acceptable Use for a Healthy Tree ?
Alllllllllll aboard! It’s time for the most anticipated event of the year! It’s Holiday Train Show time! This beloved holiday event under the glittering domes of the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory opens to the public on Saturday, November 16, for another magical run through January 12. This year we’re bringing you more trains than ever… Continue reading This Weekend: Choo Choo! It’s Holiday Train Show Time! | NYBG
Checking my Google alerts for landscape architecture I came across this article in Chicago Business about Landscape Architect Peter Schaudt and his favorite designed spaces in the great city of Chiccago. It’s a terrific list with great information and insight into these spaces and this now makes this list sort of a must-see for any of us… Continue reading Peter Schaudt Favorite Chicago Places
Tom Stuart-Smith Takes the English Garden Global The designer works everywhere from Wisconsin to India’s Kerala. When a landscape designer gets a write-up in the Wall Street Journal you know they’ve hit the big time. This is the kind of publicity you just can’t buy. So it is the time for Tom Stuart-Smith the English… Continue reading Tom Stuart-Smith Hits the Big Time
Key arts panel approves Eisenhower Memorial Big memorial in Washington DC gets built without a lot of controversy. Not a chance. Nope, no different this time for the planned/proposed memorial for Dwight D. Eisenhower. The President who led America through the “Happy Days” of the 1950’s and was in charge of the “Greatest Generation” during… Continue reading Eisenhower Memorial is it the Right Memorial?
The things I come across The Singing Ringing Tree is a musical sculpture standing in the wind on a hill (Crown Point) overlooking Burnley, UK. From far and wide, the tree’s profile is visible on the horizon, appearing and disappearing in the mist. The tree is constructed of stacked pipes of varying lengths, orientated to lean into… Continue reading The Singing Ringing Tree
I’d like to think that what I share here is more than what are interests of mine, with that strong focus on all things green, but, more than that, a look at the creative world, the world of all design and the creative arts. After all, they are all connected. It’s the great glory of… Continue reading The Passing of Elmore Leonard