illuminate history

Curiosity: forget “Cherchez la femme” (Look for the woman.) “Cherchez l’histoire.” (Look for the story.)

Trip West to the Old–and New–East: Part 4 – China

We stopped in four Chinese ports. The first was Dalian, where we found a mix of old and new that I still don’t quite understand yet. That “faux old” section … Continue reading

January 4, 2019 · Leave a comment

Perspectives on Doors

We’ve watched the “Occupy ICE” encampment growing in our South Waterfront neighborhood for more that a week and planned to attend the demonstration announced for today. Mid-to late morning, we … Continue reading

June 24, 2018 · 1 Comment

Pattern Reproduction

It took a second try, but my questions were answered—and in a context that amplified the significance of what I learned. Director of Membership Lisa Hoffman  referred me to curator Charles Campbell, … Continue reading

February 1, 2016 · 1 Comment

Pattern Recognition

My husband Gary suggests that it’s sheer vanity that drives my interest in representations of the goddess called Artemis by the Greeks and Diana by the Romans. I explain that … Continue reading

December 19, 2015 · 1 Comment