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UNIVERSAL DESIGN REDUX

“RESTORING A HOUSE FOR EVERY BODY,” by Penelope Green, The New  York Times, January 29, 2023, rekindled my interest in “Universal Design,” as described in SimanaitisSays back in 2014.  Penelope … Continue reading

February 2, 2023 · 1 Comment

THE POWER OF WORDS AND CLAY PART 2

AN INVITATION TO THE 78th Scripps College Ceramic Annual got me interested in the article “Speaking Volumes: Pottery and Word,” by ceramicist Paul Mathieu. Today in Part 2, Mathieu discusses … Continue reading

January 31, 2023 · 1 Comment

THE POWER OF WORDS AND CLAY PART 1

A NEAT POSTCARD ANNOUNCES the 78th Scripps College Ceramic Annual at the Ruth Chandler Williamson Gallery in Claremont, California. Bless their hearts; the Gallery has me on its mailing since … Continue reading

January 30, 2023 · Leave a comment

OPERA’S SEVEN DEADLY SINS

THE METROPOLITAN OPERA’S MONTHLY OPERA NEWS features Henry Stewart’s “Operapedia,” wherein he chooses a topic and expands it around operatic themes. His January 2023 theme is the Seven Deadly Sins. … Continue reading

January 10, 2023 · 1 Comment

THIRTIES COSTUME DESIGN PART 2

YESTERDAY WE BEGAN GLEANING tidbits from Daughter Suz’s Christmas present (from me). Today in Part 2, we’ll see a guy wearing no undershirt, a gal who could wear just about … Continue reading

January 8, 2023 · 1 Comment

THIRTIES COSTUME DESIGN PART 1

THE KID HAS GOOD TASTE, I’ll say that for her. Daughter Suz gave me a wish list of possible Christmas and Birthday gifts (her middle name is Noelle), and one … Continue reading

January 7, 2023 · Leave a comment

PYRAMUS AND THISBE’S ROMANCE—TRAGIC AND NOT SO MUCH 

THE STAGE WAS SET BY Mythos: The Greek Myths Reimagined where Stephen Fry says, “Tristan and Isolde, Romeo and Juliet, Heathcliff and Catherine, Sue Ellen and J.R.—the doomed lovers we … Continue reading

January 3, 2023 · Leave a comment

JANUS 2022/2023 PART 2

YESTERDAY, JANUS STARTED LOOKING backward and forward here at SimanaitisSays. Indeed, he was sufficiently curious to find enough relevance for today’s Part 2 as well.  One Thing Leads to Another. … Continue reading

December 23, 2022 · Leave a comment

JANUS 2022/2023 PART 1

THIS TIME EACH YEAR, I EXPERIENCE nostalgia mixed with hope. Here, in Parts 1 and 2 today and tomorrow, are tidbits gleaned from 2022 SimanaitisSays together with aspirational expectations for … Continue reading

December 22, 2022 · Leave a comment

CELEBRATING THE SKYSCRAPERS’ GRANDFATHER AND KIN

I’VE NEVER BEEN TO “the grandfather of skyscrapers,” but I have visited its elder cousin. Here are tidbits about both. The Ditherington Flax Mill, 1797. Also known as the Shrewsbury … Continue reading

December 20, 2022 · 2 Comments