Modern vs Contemporary Art

Modern vs Contemporary Art

West Palm Beach. I don’t pretend to understand modern art. In fact, until this morning, I don’t remember ever reading a definition of it. According to Wikipedia, it is art created from the 1860’s (including Impressionists like Matisse, Van Gogh and...
A Glass Banana

A Glass Banana

Boston. I don’t really think of a banana as a flower, but it turns out it is a flower, an herb (the world’s largest), a fruit and a berry. Well that is pretty cool. Here you see it recreated by the Blaschka’s in their amazing Harvard glass...
Most Amazing Glass Flowers

Most Amazing Glass Flowers

Boston. Amazing, stunning, impossible! All terms that come to mind as I view the Harvard Museum’s collection of glass flowers. Why don’t I know about these beautiful replicas of over 830 plant species made by father and son team, Leopold and Rudolph...
Cambodian Food. What a Delight.

Cambodian Food. What a Delight.

Boston. The restaurant advertised Cambodian/French cuisine. Never having eaten Cambodian, we figured why not. Plus it had a photo of a huge elephant beckoning us inside. How could we go wrong? Cambodian food, it turns out is delicious and very healthy. One of the...
Takefumi or Fumitake?

Takefumi or Fumitake?

Korea. Flying from Atlanta to Seoul, Korea takes about 14 hours (coming home it took about 15). About half way thru our flight one of the flight attendants pulled out a piece of rounded bamboo and set it on the floor. She invited us to walk over it to massage our...