Saturday, September 28, 2019

Taking a Break

I am at the Cleveland Clinic -- one of the world's foremost hospitals -- recovering from surgery.
Doctors cut out a non-cancerous mass from my digestive tract.

 I hear the surgery went well.  But, I will be lying here in recovery for another week or so.

Nothing to photograph from a hospital bed, so N+H goes on hiatus.

Weekend Reflections.

Friday, September 27, 2019

Out of the Jurisdiction: Roll and Roll Hall of Fame

I had some more free time in Cleveland, so I went to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

I misspent many hours of my youth singing along with the music 
Woo Woo Ginsberg played on Boston's WMEX.

One floor has studios where visitors can play guitars, pianos, drums, etc.

Nearby, a band of young museum employees backs visitors who want to sing.

Stevie Nicks.  Be still, my heart.

I am one of the few in my generation who will admit not being at Woodstock.

Elvis still draws crowds.

Beatles, Hendrix, Prince, Chuck Berry.  All the greats.

There is a special place in my heart for One Hit Wonders.
Oo ee oo ah ah ting tang walla walla bing bang.

I could have spent a week here.

Thursday, September 26, 2019

Out of the Jurisdiction: Cleveland Art Museum

I am in Cleveland with some free time, so I went to the Cleveland Art Museum.  Wonderful!

The main building of the museum has a classical fa├žade.

A special exhibition about Michelangelo began this week.  It features his drawings.  This room shows some of Michelangelo's drawings that were used to prepare for painting the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel in the Vatican. shown on the wall beyond the museum visitors.

A room of armor is an unusual feature of the Cleveland Museum of Art.

 There is a fascinating suite of galleries about Medieval art.
This is a French sculpture of the Virgin and Child from 1385 - 1390.

This detail from a 1460 painting of The Trinity by Laurentin Girardin seems
strikingly contemporary in its composition and style.

And this is a detail of a 1909 boxing painting by Ohio native George Bellows,
who painted in Manhattan.

Wednesday, September 25, 2019


Maira is a journalist from Venezuela.  She currently lives in Orlando but she is planning to move to Connecticut this fall.  (There is a guy . . . )  But, she is worried about the cold and the snow.

Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Monday, September 23, 2019


Heaven is a skateboard park in downtown Hartford.  Every surface is covered with graffiti street art.

Even walls higher than anyone can reach without a ladder.

Sunday, September 22, 2019

Plymouth Country Club

It was a cloudy and windy day.  But, the golf was fun.  Until it started raining on the 13th hole.
A good excuse to call it quits and have a nice lunch.  Of course, once we quit, the sun came out . . .