23 March 2010
“Benjamin’s flâneur is a response to a world in which sense is disjected, scattered, crystallized in detail. The flâneur is the collector and connoisseur of detail. He is a sensibility as opposed to an intelligence. His highest aspiration is to become a medium, a precipitate in which the scattered particles of sense can reconstitute themselves. The original whole… has been shattered, by time, by history, by the hubris of progress; the flâneur, by drawing together bits and pieces from the rubble, can discover its echo. The flâneur is, thus, dedicated to the surveying of space, for it is only in space, in the network of layered particulars, that the successive images of time are concretized. Space exists to take the print of time.”
Sven Birkerts, “Walter Benjamin, Flâneur: A Flanerie”
Image: An Untrained Eye[CC]
I try never to comment on Benjamin.
Posted by **** at 1:48:00 PM
22 March 2010
21 March 2010
On St. Patrick's Day, I was the fortunate recipient of The Sunshine Award, bestowed by our friend Chris, over at The [Awseome] Daily Postcard. Thank you Chris!
Now, I'll be gracious and not detail for you all of my "Sunshiney" traits as a blog author... Regular visitors and friends will giggle heartily when trying to visualize me, (or this blog), as being a Ray Of Sunshine at any hour of the day.
It's sort-of a tagging exercise to spread the good word about blogs you love, though I do not want to burden anyone with the task of having to spread the joy if they don't care to, or if they don't have time, which is often the case for many of us.
So, here are a few of my favorite places to be edified, and enjoy the scenery:
So there are a FEW. But there are so many more.
Posted by **** at 3:03:00 PM
16 March 2010
12 March 2010
10 March 2010
06 March 2010
02 March 2010
Okay, it's hard to believe that we've come to the end of Janice's adolescence.
I'm wondering now if Janice or Janice's mom had an evil streak- Convincing Bob to go to the dance/party in a cheerleader's skirt. The joy of it is that we will never know. To be fair to the ladies, maybe it was Bob's
More Janice in her next life in about a week.The record sort-of falls apart from here, but there is some good stuff to share. No more top of the line Kodachrome and artsy composition. :( I'll probably post a couple of teasers to keep you from giving-up.
This group of slides were taken between about 1957 and 1963. Janice turned 17 in 1959.
Janice was Vicky's older sister, and of course, with most first-born children, they get most of the pub.
Janice's artsy mom photographer that took those awesome pictures of Vicky, and the other cool pictures in the Long Beach Set, documented Janice's adolescence and subsequent marriage.