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Good Gardens Make Good Neighbors

(May 11, 2024 / Photo: Jorge Ibanez) Robert Frost famously said that good fences make good neighbors. Which some may think is at the core of good New England Yanki philosophy of life, but with which it seems he did not agree. But, of course, he was picking up much more than boulders in that […]

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El Milagro de la Campana

(Yellow Towers, acrylic on canvas by JIbanez) Sometimes I think back on my childhood and I think ‘man, someone has to be making this shit up…’ Back when I was seven (sixty five years ago!), my parents moved us from our little sugar cane town of Canovanas to the capital, part of a huge migration […]

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Jorge Reads… / Einstein’s Dreams

WOW! This is such an amazing flight-of-the-spirit book dressed up as a very imaginative and fun sci-fy tour de force. As all good science fiction should be. The book consists of a set of 30 vignettes encased by a prologue and an epilogue and divided in equal parts by three ‘intermissions. The prologue and the […]

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Don’t Let Me Screw This Up…

(Photos by JIbanez) When you first enter the Alexander Hanson installation at the Santa Fe College Gallery, you are met by a bench packed with construction tools and materials under the show’s sign ‘Don’t let me screw this up’. It is a play of words with the nature of the installation that is about to […]

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Jorge Reads… / The Last Stargazers

Professor Emily Levesque’s book is not an academic astronomy treatise. It is not an academic class textbook. It is on the other hand a very engaging and fun read about the ‘observational’ astronomer’s day-to-day life. It almost sounds like an interesting friend’s narration about the behind the scene challenges, discoveries and, often, even tedious waits […]

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Rainy Yards

This morning I woke up to rolling thunder calling to tasks. The house was dark, not with night sleeping darkness, but with grey dark tea demanding silence. Making my way through the living room, I could hear the first timid uncertain drops of rain falling on the yard and hurried to pick up  the paper […]

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Retrospectiva de Norman Jensen

Ayer viernes asistimos a la apertura de la retrospectiva de Norman Jensen en la Galería de Santa Fe College. Representaba 60 años de su producción y exhibía un verdadero banquete de sus conocidos paisajes y una multitud de trabajos en pequeño formato en medio mixto. Lo más excitante (y lo que sospecho que la mayoría […]

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Jorge Reads… / El Señor Presidente

For the longest time this little tome had patiently looked down from my bookshelves to my comings and goings waiting to be picked up. Long time. I was supposed to have read it in graduate school, but I never got around to it before I quit. And for all that long I was under the […]

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Ubi Sunt…

(Photo: probably taken by my dad eons ago of me and my brother at the beach in Naguabo, Puerto Rico, 1954) Yesterday afternoon I had one of those ‘geez, how things have changed’ moments. Not sure what brought it up, any longer, these things happen the moment I pass 55th street and go into the […]

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