Monthly Archives: August 2012

Worshipping at the Altar

Even though going back to school is a distant memory, I still feel sad about the end of summer. No more long days, dog days, fireflies, swimming into infinity; no more corn, tomatoes and watermelon; no more sweat dripping down … Continue reading

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Villages within a Village

The recently completed Plainsboro Public Library is in the heart of a village – albeit a newly fabricated village — with cafes, ethnic restaurants, a bakery, even a fountain in a piazza. So it is fitting that an art exhibit … Continue reading

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Beauties and Beasts

Every year, when the weather gets warm, Princeton University students emerge from the Gothic architecture and wade in the reflecting pond on the plaza of the Woodrow Wilson School’s Robertson Hall. In turn, the signs go up that wading is … Continue reading

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Philadelphia Area Art Excursions

It’s an orgy for art lovers in the greater Philadelphia region this summer – and closer to Paris than you might think Philadelphia is being called the center of the art world this summer, with the opening of the new … Continue reading

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Roebling: Model Company Town

It’s not every bridge that gets a birthday cake, fireworks, and the happy birthday song delivered by the mayor of the city of New York. But the Brooklyn Bridge, completed in 1883, is not just any bridge. John A. Roebling … Continue reading

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Something to Squawk About

“Honey, I found a new way to aerate the compost.” No matter how compelling the argument, I cannot convince my husband that we must raise chickens in our backyard. My next-door neighbors like to set up large holiday displays on … Continue reading

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Trenton Makes Art

Trenton Makes: I conjure New Jersey’s capital city in its heyday, when it had more than 50 pottery manufacturers and was an industrial powerhouse, with Roebling Wireworks churning out bridges and elevators, even Slinkies. The city fell on hard times … Continue reading

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