Friday, December 21, 2018

Beautiful and Different - A Closer Look - Fine Jewels


My infatuation with fine jewels is somewhat similar to my deep interest in French châteaux

Thursday, December 6, 2018

Tudors to Windsors British Royal Portraits - Background - Essay



"..It’s easy to imagine Henry glittering in the torch light at Whitehall Palace..."

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Carolyne Roehm Design and Style - Theta Charity Antiques Show 2018 - Essay



"...posh hotels and restaurants in the area inflated costs, us geezers recall when that part of downtown was an armpit..."

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Choosing Red Wine at Sorrento Restaurant - Brunello di Montalcino - Sergio Vazquez - Essay


"...John’s nose was two inches from a Darioush Napa Valley Cabernet, a Jordan Alexander Valley Cabernet, a Far Niente Russian River Pinot Noir, and a “mild” Brunello..."

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Friday, August 31, 2018

Fernando Casas - Interior with Disappearing Mirror - After Velázquez - A Closer Look - Essay


"Fernando Casas would be residing with the shades at this moment if the tree branch had fallen on his head instead of his arm..."

Saturday, July 28, 2018

A Closer Look - Christy Karll’s Painting “Swerve” - Interview


“...You bitch,” I replied.  Surrounded by inspiring architecture.  I on the other hand was in Houston..."

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Beef Empanadas with Olives - Seco’s Latin Cuisine - A Closer Look - Essay


"...green olives that juice-up Seco’s beef empanadas yanked my mind back to the time I was lost in an olive grove in Spain.."

Thursday, June 21, 2018

Saturday, May 26, 2018

Friday, May 25, 2018

T-Coon’s Restaurant - Savage Breakfast - A Closer Look


"..the reason judges and farmers and kids and tourists crowd into T-Coon’s Restaurant..."

Monday, April 23, 2018

Thoughts about Crawfish and Slot Machines - Louisiana Food Politics - Essay


"...my instinct tells me that only a dumb-ass would boil a sack of crawfish inside..."

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Notes on Lynda Frese’s Batwoman - Hilliard Museum - Essay


"Only good bourbon in a bar after could have made my visit to Lynda Frese’s studio more fun, but perhaps it was too early in the day for two old broads to be “drankin” at T-Boy’s Lounge"