Inherited from my father

My father and I were not particularly close, but one thing we had in common is an interest in technology and, in particular, photography. You might say I inherited these interests from him. What is noteworthy and a little strange, however, is that he and I never talked about it; it was not a sharedContinue reading “Inherited from my father”

There’s something about this painting

There’s something about this painting that makes it my favorite one out of all of the paintings on display at the Art Institute of Chicago. Entitled “Houses of Parliament,” it is by the great Impressionist painter, Claude Monet. While less famous than his series of water lilies or haystacks, this work never fails to captureContinue reading “There’s something about this painting”

Rainy days are better days

“Rainy days are better days for hanging out inside.” That’s a line from a John Denver song (“Cool An’ Green An’ Shady”) that came to me this morning as I drank my coffee and looked out on a somewhat dark, dreary, and definitely rainy day. The gutters have yet to be cleaned from the winter.Continue reading “Rainy days are better days”

Distrust and verify

Recent events cause me to think, and then write, about the trustworthiness of what we read or what we are told or what we see. Thus, my post title’s twist on the slogan, “trust but verify.” A simple example is the nonexistent G.K. Chesterton quote I wrote about a few days ago. I read theContinue reading “Distrust and verify”