Taking the train from Washington DC to the New York area to see family. Interesting that it seems like most of the passengers around me are European tourists.
I mean, the American rail system isn't great, but for short trips, especially between DC an ...
In “101 Things to Learn in Art School” (https://www.amazon.com/101-Things-Learn-Art-School/dp/0262016214/), the second point is “Learn to draw”*. So drawing, gaining basic competence in the most basic skill of any visual medium is a good place to start in an art education. It can be intimidating. We see the works of the Renaissance masters and despair of every approaching that level of proficiency. Thankfully, some diligent students of the masters like Robert Beverly Hale have carefully worked through what we can document and with detailed examination of the old masters’ works reconstructed much of the most b
So a lady friend and I went for her favorite dinner, hard shell crabs on Sunday night. We arrived at the restaurant a little late, eight-ish, and a half dozen hard shell crabs are a leisurely dining thing. So a bit after nine thirty, when the kitchen stopped cooking crabs (because they take a while) she was still enjoying dismantling and eating those tasty bits. A little before ten, she is slowing down and talking about plans for making soup of the last two crabs after we get home.
A guy on crutches comes over, and offers us twenty dollars for one of the crabs (more than double what we paid) because his girlfriend wanted hardshell crab too,