An uphill cobblestone street takes you to the beautiful Chateau in the heart of the village. All very Swiss with shops and restaurants on both sides of the street, crisp fall weather and the smell of Fondue cooking in pots. Lovely walk. But, inside the Chateau gates, I was stunned by a full-sized alien perched outside the H. R. Giger Museum. Had I passed into the fifth dimension of imagination into the Twilight Zone? It sure felt like it.
The contents of my lunchbox in elementary school rarely changed; a PB&J sandwich, potato chips, three cookies and a carton of milk. I always ate the cookies first, in my young hands they were huge and so good. My favorite store-bought cookie has always been Keebler’s Pecan Shortbread Sandies. As advertised, they are uncommonly good, … Continue reading Uncommonly Good Cookie, Bigger is Better
The dreamlike set of A Midsummer Night’s Dream is a fitting salute to Renee & Peter van Nifterik who founded The Pearl Theater by the seat of their pants in 2011.
My local arts league opened its 8th annual Juried Art Exhibition last weekend, the exhibit includes 90 paintings, photographs and sculptures by 20 local artists. Some of the artists have exhibited and sold their work in previous years others are new to the show. The lowest priced painting is $90 the highest $1,400. Which brings … Continue reading You don’t need Big Bucks to Buy Original Art
During summer visits my oldest grandson, Jacob, would wake up ready for breakfast. His brother, Kaleb, preferred to sleep. Every few minutes Jacob would ask if we could get doughnuts. Sure, when Kaleb wakes up, I’d say. And that would begin the taunting of Kaleb to get up so that we could go to Donut … Continue reading Rising For Donut Heaven
Kelly Kronfeld rises early and stays up late to plan art classes, schedule instructors, buy supplies and work down stacks of paperwork. Her life is much like a Jackson Pollock painting--a mixture of controlled and unpredictable factors. What drives Kelly is not money or recognition, it’s her turbo-charged passion to introduce everyone she meets to … Continue reading You Gotta Have Art
I recently retired from a 50-year career in marketing communications, aka advertising and public relations. My new full time job is Domestic Engineer in Charge. For the last 13 years, I was the associate publisher for a magazine in Houston, Texas, where I grew up. I currently live in Pearland which is south of Houston … Continue reading Domestic Engineer In Charge
Bette drove a turquoise 1957 Nash Metropolitan in high school. With three girls in the front, hip bone to hip bone, and two friends packed like sardines in the back, we crisscrossed southeast Houston fulfilling our duties as members of the Milby High School Girls Booster Club. Fearless, as only 16-year-olds can be and usually … Continue reading Corvette Kicks on Route 66
Garage Sale Blues April 1996 - A small house, bulging closets and a move coming up meant a garage sale would take up another Saturday and possibly Sunday in an already time-crunched household. In the guest bedroom closet 300 almost mint vinyl record albums, The Untouchables, waited to be admired and flipped, front to back, … Continue reading Vinyl Records $5 Each, 5 for $20