From the category archives:

Photography

Winter pic

January 4, 2009

We spent a week in North Andover, MA last week. The day before we left we got socked by a big snow storm. As the snow began falling, I raced out and snapped this Christmas card picture of the back yard. The beauty of the snow was beautiful. I don’t miss the 2 degree weather.

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Aged map

December 18, 2008

This is a very old map outside the Los Angeles Courthouse. Sometimes maps age and need to be replaced. In this case, it has, in my view, become a work of art and no longer functions as a map and therefore needs to be replaced. It seems like a symbol of our world today. As […]

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Yay Levitin! and XM Radio

November 18, 2008

I just picked up Daniel Levitin’s new book “The World in Six Songs.” A thrilling read and is truly coloring the way I think of music nowadays. Quite refreshing. I had grown tired of listening to our local classical radio station playing Vivaldi and Telemann all the time, and news just makes me nervous these […]

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Stealing away

September 4, 2008

Later this month we will be having a little vacation before school begins with two dear friends whose portraits I share here. Composer, Mark Carlson Musicologist, Mitchell Morris

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Bohdan comes to visit

August 9, 2008

On 8/8/2008 three month old Bohdan became our youngest guest. That’s a winning smile!

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One of my loves is taking photos. I make no claims to be a great photographer but I find it rewarding and an excellent complement to composing. I am putting up many of my sets/shows on Flickr and are I hope you’ll take a few minutes and flip through them. It gets a bit confusing […]

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Mike’s home

July 16, 2008

Michael William Lafferty died this month after a long struggle with various life threatening illnesses. I photographed his marvelous apartment before it was taken down. You’ll see a special person reflected in the things he’s collected. The music is from the FOUR LAST SONGS of Richard Strauss sung by Jessye Norman.

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This weekend was devoted to relaxation. Lots of naps (6 each day), lots of movies (4 on Saturday and 5 on Sunday), cleaning the house a little, doing the dog’s nails, and constantly battling hysterical ants who are hellbound to find every little crumb I leave them. Friday night I photographed Corbin Smith’s fabulous opening […]

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Desert shadow

May 10, 2008

I lived with my family in Albuquerque, New Mexico from 1960 to 1963. One of the memories I have of that time is the SMELL of spring. Spring in the desert. And later, when I lived in Wisconsin or Boston, every spring I would smell the western desert calling me back.

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