"When the smell of the lawn makes you flop down on it
When the teenage car gots the cop down on it
The time is here for one more year
And that summer feeling is gonna haunt you
One day in your life."
Summer Feeling, Modern Lovers
Monday, June 28, 2010
Monday, June 21, 2010
This weekend Brooklyn hosted the Coupe du Monde of fencing. The world cup event attracts the best fencers in the world. I didn't make it there. But on Sunday afternoon I did find myself a dozen blocks away watching my son duel it out in a tournament at the Brooklyn Fencing Club.
Wednesday, June 9, 2010
"Photography is an art for lazy people"
Robert Frank to Allen Ginsberg
Henri Cartier-Bresson, Christian Beard, First Hotel, Paris, 1935
Lewis Hine, A Sleeping Newsboy, 1912
Sophie Calle, Gloria K., first sleeper. Anne B., second sleeper., 1979
Walker Evans, Man Asleep in Armchair with Magazine in Lap,1935
Brassai, A Vagrant Sleeping In Marseille, 1935
Thursday, June 3, 2010
Wednesday, June 2, 2010
I've just returned from a four-day baseball tournament in Marlboro, New Jersey. The good news is that my son's team went 5 and 0 and took home the first place trophy. Unfortunately he missed a few of the games. He and his mates horsed around the hotel like monkeys on crack and one of his friends accidentally slammed a room door on his finger. A late night visit to the hospital and a finger full of stitches later and it was back to the dug out to watch his team finish off the competition.