November 19, 2017

U of P in Southern France

Sometime around 1960 my architecture class at the University of Pennsylvania was given an assignment to design a summer school for the Fine Arts Program at […]
November 17, 2017

THREE STORIES I HEARD TODAY AT LUNCH

KATHARINE HEPBURN and DAVID EICHLER A LOVE STORY “Something happens to me when you’re around that I can’t easily explain,” wrote Eichler. You know I’ve been […]
November 13, 2017
Levinson Book Review

Mt. Airy architect constructs stunning novel about war

by Len Lear Joel Levinson, 78, grew up in Strawberry Mansion, dropped out of Central High School and went to Perkiomen Prep, where he blossomed and […]
October 27, 2017

Searching for DARK MATTER

  THE EXISTENCE OF DARK MATTER is a 20th century discovery. The first scientist to postulate the existence of Dark Matter was the little known Swedish […]
October 8, 2017
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A UNIVERSE OF INVISIBLE SPHERES

We are brought up to picture the universe as a vast expanse of empty space dotted by tiny isolated stars.  Later we learn of the Milky […]
October 3, 2017
Ronchamp Best Version 2

THE MAN WHO KNEW THE MASTERS

Ronchamp Chapel – Le Corbusier – Architect   It used to be mandatory for architects to make The Grand Tour of the great buildings and ancient […]
September 3, 2017
The Sea In Which We Blindly Swim

THE SEA IN WHICH WE BLINDLY SWIM

Each of us human creatures is an ever-changing, incredibly complex organization of independent but necessarily integrated units of energy. We move about in a sea of, […]
July 24, 2017
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QUOTATIONS I LIVE BY

“It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it. “ Aristotle ____________   “Authority gone to one’s […]