Wednesday, April 17, 2019

William Shakespeare's 455th birthday party

William Shakespeare, the Bard of Avon, turned 455 on April 23rd. As it does annually, the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington DC celebrated the occasion in style.

Thanks to Garland Scott of the Folger for the assignment.

Shakespeare Festival- student performances at the Folger Theater

A selection of pictures from the superb area-wide high school performances of Shakespeare plays on stage at the Folger.

Thanks to Garland Scott of the Folger for the assignment.

Politicians' portraits

These portraits of politicians were all made recently on assignment. They include Virginia Governor Ralph Northam, US Senators Jack Reed, Mike Crapo, Shelley Moore Capito, US Congressional Representatives Jan Shakowsky, Jamie Raskin, and Markwayne Mullin, and Virginia Assemblyman Alfonso Lopez.

Monday, April 08, 2019

Mourning doves

A pair of mourning doves has been tending a nest adjacent to my yard, on my next-door neighbor Jerry Martineau's garage.

The chick has arrived.

It turn out there are two chicks!

Friday, April 05, 2019

April Fool 2019

45th annual April Fool message.

I originally created the graphic of the peace sign, raised fist, and flower in 1969, fifty years ago, for Yer Analysis, my high school's underground paper.

Monday, April 01, 2019

Submarine removal

My brother Dean gave me notice that a cleaning crew was headed to my home this morning to effect the annual removal of unwanted submarines from my ceilings. I greatly appreciated his warning. Thankfully they arrived in a timely and professional manner, and proceeded to rid my dwelling of this yearly invasive scourge. For historic purposes, I took a photograph of the valiant crew at work in my library. 

With some pleasure, I can now report that my ceilings are once again 100% submarine-free.