Art in Action

Here are some photos I took of the children’s art from last night’s One Brick volunteer project at Art in Action (yeah, elementary schoolkids did these! They hang on bulletin boards in AiA‘s offices). Inspirations: Georgia O’Keeffe and Wayne Thiebaud. A study of Piet Mondrian’s Composition #2 beneath a student production of a Byzantine-style mosaic […]

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Julia on cooking

Whenever I start lamenting to myself just how far I have to go in mastering cooking skills (um, even some basic ones), I think of this quote from Julia Child. “I was 32 when I started cooking; up until then, I just ate.” –Julia Child So there you go: It’s never too late to learn! I […]

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More on kids and music

On its 100th anniversary in December 2011, the San Francisco Symphony posted on its Facebook page this photo of kids enjoying an early symphony concert at the War Memorial Opera House, juxtaposed with a more recent shot of kiddos attending a concert at Davies Symphony Hall. Immediately I thought of The Washington Post’s Pulitzer Prize–winning story […]

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Kids and the arts

Do you remember the first time you became aware of art and classical music? I think I was about 11 years old when I first begged my mom to buy me a calendar of Impressionist art and a 10-pack box of classical music CDs from Costco. It was probably because Anne Frank was my hero […]

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2012 bucket list

1. Finish my thesis and graduate from Stanford with my MLA. 2. Train for and run a half-marathon. The longest distance I’ve run is the Bridge to Bridge 12K, but that was more than a year ago and I’ve lost a lot of conditioning. I’m thinking the Jungle Run half would be a good event […]

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