Category Archives: Art

Quilts, and women, with a history!

Recently I discovered that my cousin Margaret and I have matching quilts made by our mother’s sisters, Bettie and Hilda.  These quilts were made in the 1930’s and the discovery that there are two of them prompted me to post … Continue reading

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Remembering Adrienne Rich

During the days and weeks following the death of someone who is important, I find myself wishing I had given more attention to who they were before this happened, and devoting time now to remembering.  For me this is a … Continue reading

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To the lawmakers

I have recently discovered an amazing performance poet, Lauren Zuniga.  Her video, which I have embedded here, is powerful and amazing, and expresses in just a few minutes what many have attempted to convey for a number of years.  Take … Continue reading

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Never too late to Rock and Roll!

Within the span of about 2 weeks, I became familiar with a punk rock song from the English rock band “The Clash” titled “Should I Stay or Should I Go.” My second exposure to the song was at the Youth … Continue reading

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“Remember them and know that our children become what they see” – Mario Chiodo

Yesterday was the unveiling of the first three sections of the “Remember Them” monument in Oakland.  It was a spectacular occasion!  Even though Karen and I had watched the actual installation (see my post on August 30), the monuments had … Continue reading

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“Remember Them” Monument – Installation

August 29, 2011 – early in the morning we looked out our apartment window overlooking Telegraph Avenue in Oakland, and saw three parts of the new “Remember Them” sculptures on huge trucks ready to be shifted around the corner and … Continue reading

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“Remember Them” Sculpture, right in our own “side yard”

Yes indeed – here in our uptown Oakland apartment, we do actually have a side yard – the mostly-empty block between our building and the amazing art-deco Fox Oakland Theater. The back part of the empty lot next door, at … Continue reading

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