Monday, April 21, 2008
Next time, maybe they'll bring an extra can. [Seen April 21, 2008, under the 59th Street Metra tracks in Hyde Park]
Thursday, April 17, 2008For several years, without success, I've been trying to locate a copy of a beautiful wall poster that has hung for nearly thirty years on a family member's staircase wall. It's a Celestial Chart (catalog #1024-A) drawn by David W. Teske, printed in the early 1970's by a small Corte Madera, CA, publishing company named Pomegranate. The phone number and address listed in fine print at the poster's border are dead ends, but from following a few Google tracks, I suspect this company may have become Pomegranate Communications of Petaluma, CA. Unfortunately, they no longer carry this item.
The poster is about 4'x5' in size, printed in white and blue on heavy black background matte paper, has an intriguing characteristic: all the text is in regular typeface, except for the label "Pleiades," which is set in italics.
Anyone know where I could find a copy?
Who needs to stand on the shoulders of giants, when the Sun can stretch you all the way to the horizon?
Friday, April 11, 2008
Friday, April 04, 2008
A University of Chicago desire path from the side door of Rosenwald Hall leading to the main sidewalk toward the Quads. Despite repeated efforts to discourage desire path creators (putting up orange plastic fencing at the side door, adding shrubbery), the ad hoc walkway persists. I say - cobblestone it and make it permanent!