Category Archives: 19th Century Modern

Good Morning – I’m Still Here – Until I’m Not

______ ______ ______ Credit the mom with saying, “I’m still here!” About a week before she wasn’t. I have many years to go for that, so I hope, but this has been a tough winter. The worst part, perhaps, has … Continue reading

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FTAC – Trend Shift –> 19th Century Modern

I’ve grown to have mixed feelings about high-tech, which perhaps may come with age and associated conditions, not the least of which has involved “de-defragmenting” time in the manner encouraged by all things gadgety and web. In “19th Century Modern” … Continue reading

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FTAC (No! Not Here) — A Note About Art and Writing

My take on fine art may be different as I’ve dicked around and through at least three, with each bringing some milestones or returns. The creative writing ambition returned $20 from The North American Review. 🙂 In photography, I have … Continue reading

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Turn Off! Tune Out! Drop Back In.

Reading: Richard Adams’ The Girl In A Swing. I should not have turned on the computer to share this. All weekend it has been off, and what a delicious experience of time has been encouraged by that alone. Time to breath. … Continue reading

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Ol’ “Oppenheim Arts & Letters” — A Review of Digital Assets

http://commart.typepad.com/oppenheim_arts_letters/2013/07/that-darned-beautiful-logo-shaping-the-web-dimension.html The above URL links to the Typepad mama of the three WordPress blogs I’ve been keeping as business, personal, and conflict journals. But there’s more to the story. I’d close the old blog but have found opportunity to reference … Continue reading

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FTAC – A Comment on Web Time

https://jsoppenheim.com/2013/05/06/reading-richard-adams-_the-girl-in-a-swing_/ Back when, I would be done . . . and perhaps working on my own work . . . or working on a photograph . . . or a piece of music. With multiple blogs, the Facebook nexus, news … Continue reading

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Reading – Richard Adams – _The Girl in A Swing_

I’m sorry I marked the first paragraph of the first chapter of this old and deckle edged first edition, but even so slightly used, oh what a still magical and mysterious experience the reading remains. Adams’ work reminds: while a … Continue reading

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Resting Deep

I can feel it: this ain’t gonna be no nap. “If you had it to do over again . . . .” What if you do have it to do over again? This time without the brow beating, the screaming, … Continue reading

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An Exhausted Writer’s Retreat – Sunset, Blinds, Hunter Hill, May 1, 2013

On the old Oppenheim Arts & Letters, I had noted several times in its “19th Century” modern section the horror of having applied serious creative writing chops and energy to “chatyping” — that’s what I call all of this — at … Continue reading

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Bad Snapshots

God only knows I didn’t set out to share with the world first-thing-in-the-morning snapshots from my kitchen window. God, however, has a wicked sense of humor. I wonder: have I spent too much time on Facebook? Playing guitar? Reading? Watching … Continue reading

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Snow Showers Arrive in Thirty Minutes

These online weather services are getting awfully good. For one thing — or, if nothing else — they can update in real time. That’s the difference between checking the newspapers (for the young: those were thick compilations of thin, but … Continue reading

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I’ve Had Three Days

I’ve had three days, and I think that’s long enough to get over myself (and whatever it is that’s been bothering me and whose details I shall not divulge). I am a free man! Hot danish and Pete’s coffee — … Continue reading

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