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"Somehow I Kept My Head Above Water"

As a former Aquatics Director, the chlorine has never really left my bloodstream. Though I’m now retired, I am still acutely aware of the world of swimming and aquatics around me. 219 more words


Take Me Out to the Ball Game (1949)

Gene Kelly and Frank Sinatra are back in action as baseball players who, much like the professional athletes of today, spend the off-season tap dancing in matching outfits. 617 more words

Livid Kyle Funkadelic

Breathe in octave,

in one voice,

the celebration of the fungus,

sharp light on water,

a trout called esther williams

has parasites on its whiskers, 26 more words



In 2011- 2012, a major exhibition entitled California Design, 1930–1965: “Living in a Modern Way,” was on view at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, where it attracted great attention and received high praise. 856 more words

"Standing Inside the Artist"

WHEN I WAS commissioned by Rosina Florio, former Director of The Art Students League of New York, to write a history of the school some 20+ years ago, she made it clear to me that she didn’t want a “‘dry-as-dust’ narrative”, but rather an “anecdotal collection that would characterize the spirit of the League”. 719 more words

Peeks And Piques!

Duchess of Idaho (1950)

Let’s start off the new year with “MGM’s Musical of Sun Valley Splendor!” It’s my favorite swim musical set in Idaho, but it’s also the only swim musical set in Idaho. 4,504 more words