TIME AND PLACE

Archives

Minnesota…to Vietnam Minnesota is fading quickly into the background as I immerse myself in preparing for Asia. Oh yeah and then there’s also work—long hours because of evenings managing the theatre for renters; preparing my apartment for a stay by the bro and Marsha while they search for their Albuquerque winter apartment, and the minutia of daily life such as putting gas in the car and doing the laundry and watering the… Read More

My River Runs To Thee My River runs to thee— Blue Sea! Wilt welcome me? My River wait reply— Oh Sea—look graciously— I’ll fetch thee Brooks From spotted nooks— Say—Sea—Take Me! (Emily Dickinson) Beautiful morning along the Mississippi. I tried to make my Galaxy do more than it can do, forgetting for a moment she does not like to zoom. But the results are sort of interesting all the same. Enjoy. Maybe…. Read More

Fall, leaves, fall Fall, leaves, fall; die, flowers, away; Lengthen night and shorten day; Every leaf speaks bliss to me Fluttering from the autumn tree. I shall smile when wreaths of snow Blossom where the rose should grow; I shall sing when night’s decay Ushers in a drearier day. (Emily Bronte)

Thanks to Friend Beth’s invitation I walked/climbed 6.6 miles/1162 feet yesterday. Now granted I wasn’t appropriately grateful on some of those long uphill stretches but nine hours in bed and a pain pill later I am ready to offer up an earnest thank you. One of those goldy fall days, nice people, such a much better way to spend a day off than binging on netflix (really!) Here’s a two-part photo album: The… Read More

(This set of posts comprise an addendum for Time and Place 2015-16, accounting for previous travels and events.)  My grandchildren have already guessed that grandma is not leaving them a huge fortune or even a tiny fortune, just a lot of books, the 100 year old couch and travel memories. ‘Oh well,’ they say, ‘a fortune would have come in handy but we love you anyway Gma.’ At least I’m remembering that’s what… Read More

(This set of posts comprise an addendum for Time and Place 2015-16, accounting for previous travels and events.)  The Scandinavian countries of Norway, Sweden, Denmark and Finland host a spectacular dance festival (Ice Hot Nordic Dance Platform) every winter, highlighting contemporary dance that is uniquely Nordic. Both the festivals pictured below took place in the winter although I’m not sure the Norwegian one that Kristine Maltrud and I attended was part of… Read More

(This set of posts comprise an addendum for Time and Place 2015-16, accounting for previous travels and events.)  Yes, Bill Clinton is very popular around here for his generally active role in subduing the Serbs in the Balkan wars of the ’90s. And yes, Mother Teresa is from Skopje, Macedonia. But best of all, Macedonia has reclaimed Alexander the Great from Greece…although Greece doesn’t acknowledge the claim. On behalf of my friend Gordon… Read More

(This set of posts comprise an addendum for Time and Place 2015-16, accounting for previous travels and events.)  In late summer/early fall, 2011, I set off to explore the very big ‘neighborhood’ of much of Eastern and Central Europe. Altogether I visited 13  countries (Romania, Bulgaria, Macedonia, Kosovo, Albania, Montenegro, Bosnia Herzegovina, Serbia, Moldova, Ukraine, Greece and Turkey), finding the region more fascinating than I could ever have imagined, even from the… Read More

(This set of posts comprise an addendum for Time and Place 2015-16, accounting for previous travels and events.)  A few years ago, I made an ‘art trip’ to Jakarta for a conference, Singapore for a festival and Taipei to meet dancers. The trip was not especially successful in terms of bringing artists to Albuquerque but it was fascinating, mostly in a good way, on several levels. As mentioned previously I loved Taipei; it’s vitality and… Read More

(This set of posts comprise an addendum for Time and Place 2015-16, accounting for previous travels and events.)  TAIPEI, TAIWAN definitely has the most interesting looking food of any place I’ve ever visited. Taipei was actually a great travel experience…meeting choreographer/dancer/teacher Ruping Wang and going around the city and also to a dance performance with her. She was such fun, one of those people with whom I fully intended to keep in touch,… Read More