It must be a slow news day at the Associated Press. There's an article on Evel Knievel, who's apparently racked with pain, not to mention short-term memory loss. Not sure if this story really is newsworthy, but at least it's written with a sense of irony: Evel Knievel has trouble now just walking from his… Continue reading Evel Knievel (not dead yet)
The Museo Reina Sofia is Spain's modern art museum, and my son and I went there yesterday to see one thing and one thing only: Picasso's Guernica, depicting the brutal aerial bombardment of the Basque city Guernica by the Fascists during the Spanish Civil War. Showing the painting to my son was an antidote to… Continue reading Guernica, through a child’s eye
Two Old Women Eating from a Bowl, Goya (Larger Image) Posted to Flickr by samplereality. Yesterday, while my wife was digging through national archives in Spain, my son and I went to the Prado, one of the great art museums of the world. This was my third trip to the Prado, and every time, I… Continue reading Two Old Women Eating from a Bowl, Goya (1821-1823)
We went to the National Air and Space Museum today, thinking it'd be a lark for our 16-month old son, who loves planes and anything else that makes a lot of noise and moves through the sky. I'd forgotten, though, exactly what the Air and Space Museum memorializes: jets, bombs, and war. Truly, the history… Continue reading Jets! Bombs! War! A Visit to the National Air and Space Museum!