Monthly Archives: July 2011

Calder, revisited

It’s hard to believe that nearly two years and one month ago I was in Paris, wandering through Le Centre Pompidou staring at the whirling mobiles and striking sculptures and paintings of Alexander Calder. Today is Calder’s birthday so I … Continue reading

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Art en plein air

I’ve been working at The De Soto Explorer¬†for a little more than a year now, which means it’s getting to the point where I’m covering the same events for the second time. I must say that it’s kind of a … Continue reading

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Fourth of July: a good excuse for extended family to get together and blow things up

As I said, my dad’s family has a huge get together every year for the Fourth, and I do mean huge. My dad’s generation has 18 first cousins in it (my dad is one of eight) and just those eight … Continue reading

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Water babies

Every year my dad’s side of the family has a huge Fourth of July cook-out/family reunion. The same people host it each year and luckily for the kiddos, they have an above ground pool. My sister took my niece and … Continue reading

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