context and impact

we were at the legion of honor yesterday for a french impressionist exhibit. neither of us knew there was a holocaust memorial as well. we agreed to visit the memorial after finishing at the museum.

we’d gone to the united states holocaust memorial museum in washington while visiting this past january. while the museum did indeed leave an enduring impression; i felt the memorial yesterday had a greater impact.

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I was out with a friend having dinner in the city one evening last week. After we ate, we decided to walk around a bit. We were walking through an alley while discussing architecture, photographing interesting buildings as we’d passed. When we emerged from the alley, onto Market street, I noticed this scene to our right. The clothing boutique below, the gym above, the sole woman exercising, both encased in the glass and steel of an artificial environment. Continue Reading →

welcome home

I saw this yesterday, it was thought provoking for me on this fourth of july weekend. The fourth is about independence, fighting and dying for a way of life. It stirred memories of my father and all the others who have sacrificed in uniform. Continue Reading →