Ugolino and His Sons The Met NYC

The Metropolitan Museum of Art: Ugolino and His Sons

One of my favorite works of art in The Metropolitan Museum of Art is the statue of Ugolino and His Sons by the artist Jean-Baptiste Carpeaux. I swim in this thing. I bathe in this thing. I drink of this thing. This thing is life. Yes, the mastery of the artist is an experience to relish. But this statue has something extra to offer. In … Continue reading The Metropolitan Museum of Art: Ugolino and His Sons

My Weekend:Β Books and Beaches

Saturday It starts with the announcement that my favorite bookstore is having it’s $2 sale. Every book, no matter how old and beautiful or how new and shiny, is on sale. Comfortable shoes. Check. My two children. Check. My life’s savings. Check. As you’d expect, we spend a good deal of time browsing the shelves and boxes of books. I find…. too many. My Reason … Continue reading My Weekend:Β Books and Beaches