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What’s good–

You sat on that stoop

You cried in one eye…

Could allergies flush

–on such cold,

New York days;

Had gusting stray

wind scraped… 92 more words


Trains (large and small) and Christmas

First Posted December 20th, 2013

Our regional shopping mall here in Bellingham, Washington, dating from the late 1980s, recently had a grand re-opening showing off its multi-hundred thousand dollar face lift. 909 more words


Vote: "Happy" or "Stayin' Alive"

The American Institute of Architects has announced its basic lack of seriousness as an organization by announcing that the artist who recorded “Happy” will be the keynote speaker for its upcoming convention. 200 more words


David Brussat reblogged this on Architecture Here and There and commented:

Remember when the AIA invited Pharrell Williams to keynote its last annual meeting? I don't know whether that ever happened, but I had reason to revisit the post I did on March 22 criticizing the AIA for inviting Williams, and expressing my bafflement at the line "What it feels to be a room without a roof." I still feel that criticism was valid, but I did click to watch the "Happy" vid again and the scales fell from my eyes. A room without a roof is, of course, a public square, a civic plaza, a space surrounded by walls - the facades of buildings - but without a roof. And if the walls are ugly, it's a room without a view. Groovy! Let's all clap in time, look up, and look at the sky! Is not the sky just another word for a perfectly wonderful roof? Well, that's a philosophical question well above my pay grade, but I repost my original reaction to the AIA's invitation with this tart rejoinder to my own confusion. Click on "Happy" and be happy. Note, however, that to survive in most of the environments used as backdrops in the video, a roomful of happiness would be required to ward off depression. And also don't forget to click the link to the video of Rita Hayworth clips backing up The BeeGees' "Stayin' Alive." Now there's something that is sure to make your happy happy! (And then to stoke yourself up even more, click the link to the video of old movie scenes shot in the old Penn Station. Ahhh!)

NYC, The High Line

The High Line is an ancient train rail that has been restored for pedestrian. One can go from Chelsea to Penn Station, enjoying amazing views and perspectives of the City the raised walkway offers. 105 more words


27 Doing the Right Thing?

I try to do the right thing, but sometimes it’s hard to know what that is. 402 more words


December 8, 2014: The Hand of Glory

He unwraps it in front of me.
Wax paper sticking to flesh, releasing a horrible smell.

I’m about to get a tour of one of the busiest hubs in New York City – Penn Station. 351 more words

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