Sunday, January 31, 2016

Saturday, January 30, 2016

Friday, January 29, 2016

Day 29 - Checkers

The checkerboard pattern of pavers outside of the historic Seaboard Building at Slover Library in Norfolk, Virginia.

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Day 28 - Tell-Tale Heart

Using the GestureTek interactive floor the Slover Library to promote the Midnight Society kids reading program. As you walk across the floor the fog parts to reveal the Tell-Tale Heart.

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Day 27 - Book Tunnel

Norfolk Public Library has 210,000 additional volumes on shelves at its Administrative Center in Norfolk's Industrial Park. There's not enough room on the shelves at the NPL branches for the vast collection. All of these are catalogued and can be requested by any patron. This isle has photography, art, architecture and other nonfiction books. Some real special books on these shelves.

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Day 26 - Happy Birthday American Caesar

Today marks the 136th birthday of General Douglas MacArthur. On my way to and from work I walk by the memorial bearing his name. Like most heroes and great leaders, he was a complex person. William Manchester's biography entitled American Caesar suggests that "MacArthur was an analogue of Julius Caesar, a proposition he supports by noting their great intellect, brilliant strategic generalship, political ambition, magnanimity as conquerors, and shared tragic flaw of hubris."

One of my favorite management quotes from the great general is "You are remembered for the rules you break."

Monday, January 25, 2016

Day 25 - Looking Up

The amazing light fixture and vaulted ceiling in my office at Slover Library in Norfolk, Virginia.

Sunday, January 24, 2016

Saturday, January 23, 2016

Day 23 - National Handwriting Day

Today is National Handwriting Day so slow down and use the ultimate work processor, an elegant fountain pen.

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Day 20 - Bury Your Head in a Good Book

Good advice for anyone in the Mid-Atlantic states this weekend. Come on by the Slover Library, we have plenty of reading and movies.

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Day 19 - Norrie Folk

Day 19 - One of Norfolks Mermaids on Parade, "Norrie Folk" located at Norfolk's City Hall.

Monday, January 18, 2016

Saturday, January 16, 2016

Day 16 - Yellow

Caught these bare winter trees and their harsh shadows against a bright yellow wall in the late afternoon sunlight.

Thursday, January 14, 2016

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Day 12 - YoYoJam

This is my Dark Magic II 67 gram yo-yo featuring a solid spin axle system with a responsive bearing allowing even a hack like me to do yo-yo tricks like a pro.

Monday, January 11, 2016

Day 11 - Rover Sunset

A winter sunset silhouettes the American Rover a 135 foot, 3 masted topsail schooner based at the Waterside Marina in downtown Norfolk, Virginia.

Sunday, January 10, 2016

Day 10 - A Boy and His Dog.

A jar of dog biscuits bungee corded to a cast iron fence with "for all my pals from Roper" written on top.

Saturday, January 9, 2016

Day 9 - An Acoustic Evening with Joe Bonamassa

Got to see Joe Bonamassa in concert for the 6th time tonight at the Sandler Theater for the Preforming Arts in Virginia Beach, Virginia. The all acoustic evening includd an eclectic group of professional musicians, including Tina Guo, Chinese cellist and erhu player whose repertoire stretches from classical to heavy metal; and Hossam Ramzy, Egyptian percussionist and composer who played with Jimmy Page and Robert Plant on their No Quarter: Unledded tour.

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Day 6 - Happy Birthday

Today was my brother Mark's birthday. Family and friends joined him at the Yardhouse in Virginia Beach to celebrate.

Monday, January 4, 2016

Day 4 - Cooper

Meet Cooper my new first cousin once removed. Five month old platinum mink tonkinese.

Sunday, January 3, 2016

Day 3 - Frick & Frack

Frick and Frack a.k.a. Sasha & Sherlock in a rare awake moment in the middle of the afternoon.

Saturday, January 2, 2016

Day 2 - Wunderkammer

The Owl of Minerva Takes Flight in the Dusk by Steffen Dam (Danish,b. 1961) was acquired in 2015 by the Chrysler Museum of Art in Norfolk, Virginia.

"In one of his most ambitious projects to date, Dam created a cabinet of curiosities, or Wunderkammer, and filled it with imaginary glass specimens. Then he perched a faux-owl on top, looking down over his collection. Such assemblages of natural and cultural curios became popular in the mid-1500s and, like minimuseums, were meant to delight viewers while increasing their knowledge about the world. Although Dam says that none of his fanciful forms can be found in nature, perhaps a life surrounded by the sea has summoned jellyfish-like creatures from his imagination." from Chrysler, The Members Magazine, Fall 2015