Not wishing you a happy birthday yet!
Happy Birthday Bill !! Hope you and your family are doing OK after all the horrible storms and flooding in the Carolinas.
Posted on: Oct 11, 2018 at 4:33 AM
Happy birthday Ro, enjoy this special day. Missed you at the bash. Hope all is well in your new home. Love bernie
Posted on: Oct 08, 2018 at 4:33 AM
Posted on: Oct 07, 2018 at 4:33 AM
Posted on: Oct 06, 2018 at 4:33 AM
I have been giving some thought to one of my paintings. I originally envisioned I woman crashing through the surface from behind. It is semi three dimensional. Like a sculpture, it is hard to the touch. However, the ball the foot is aimed at is soft to the touch. Hair is made from cloth with all threads in one direction removed. It measures 39” x 72” and is to date the largest single painting to date. I first showed the picture of it at the 45th reunion.
I als have a painting with two companion paintings that displayed together with 4 inch gaps take up about eight feet (horizontal) of wall space.
Posted on: Sep 30, 2018 at 9:57 PM
Well! Another US Open New York has come and gone. That heat and humidity can really put you out, down for the count. One thing for sure is “The Joker” is back in tip top form. I was pulling for Dominic Thiem to beat Nadal in that long 5 setter (My dad’s first name was Dominic.). I love Thiem’s one hand backhand, but it didn’t happen. He lost....On the other hand, I sure love that young Naomi Osaka and the way she plays but beyond that, her concentration during the final against Serena under the circumstances that ensued during the match. I liked the way she remained calm, cool and collected when the bullets started flying. Then coming back losing the next two game and winning the next two games to win the match! Did I get it right? Then later, at “the award ceremony, I loved her poise for someone so young. And her soft spoken words. “Jeez.” What else could she say among the boos but “I’m sorry,” holding up the winner’s trophy....
Believe it or not, back in January of 1997, I was riding on a “short bus” (you know like those small school buses) without air conditioning. There were 9 of us, 10 including the driver. The 2 Nancys (college administrators wives), 2 young women, (Karen, a bartender/yoga instructor and Anna, an artist/folk singer/yoga instructor), Chris, an eastern religions professor, Kenji, a Japanese/American student, and me and my roommate Dr. Surrender Data (a genetic professor at UWP). I asked him once how he knew so much about everything and he said “what I don’t know I just make up.” (I secretly called him “Dr.Do Data.”).... Well anyway, we all were riding on this bus with the windows open and the curtains flapping moving along a 2 lane road without much traffic heading south from Bangalore to Madurai in the southern part of India in the state of Tamil Nadu. It was getting hotter and dryer. While we were drinking out of bottles of bottled water, Chris, suggested we, because we all had traveled to other places in the world, (we had just been to the Taj Mahal a few days ago,) take turns and tell what was our most favorite place in the word we had been to. I don’t remember now what the others said. And nothing in particular came to me. Until it was my turn, second to last. Then it popped into my head standing on the Lincoln Park “Big Bridge” in Kenosha, Wisconsin, standing there in the middle of the bridge overlooking the sunken flower gardens facing south and the lagoon facing north. That was/is my most beautiful spot in the world. (Then beyond that looking at 2107-64th st. and the American Brass, where at the age of 18 I got my firsthand taste of on the job factory life.) I used to walk over that bridge coming home from playing tennis....In later years, every once and awhile, I would drive in the neighborhood and park my car by the tennis courts and take 5 or 10 minutes to walk over to the bridge. Just taking my time to breathe nice and easy while mediating on the past and contemplating on the future to come.
Then, what do you know? Believe it or not? ... My roommate going last gets up and say’s that standing on the Lincoln Park “Big Bridge “ was his favorite spot in the world too. Dr.Data said it was because he used to pick up his daughter after school at Lincoln elementary. He always got there early and parked his car by the courts too. Then went over and stood on the bridge for a moment or two before walking over to the school to meet her on the corner by the playground....
See you next year at the Laver Cup in Geneva, Switzerland. ... PS. In the play My Fair Lady, professor Henry Higgins told this to Eliza Doolittle before taking her to the Queens Ball, “You can only talk about two things, health and the weather.” So, how’s your health and how’s the weather back there in Georgia?
Posted on: Sep 28, 2018 at 7:28 PM
Ron said he wanted one of my paintings. I took about a month to visualize and four days to actually bring it to life. The painting has its usual wood frame on which foam covered with cloth is mounted I had to design a dress for her to pull up. The face is a ceramic mask with an eye installed to keep an eye on Ron. The lipstick matches the finger nails. My signature was developed when I was in second grade when the teacher started discussing handwriting where the letters were connected.
Posted on: Sep 24, 2018 at 1:37 PM
Thanks for the note. It is always my pleasure to share. Work got in the way,doing an event for 300 agents and had to be there over the weekend.
Posted on: Sep 24, 2018 at 9:47 PM
I just heard about Peppy from Suzette and she gave me the address where she is staying. I am sending her a get well note but would like to see her if possible. If so would you like to go with me?