In Search of Fall Colors at Stone Mountain State Park

I was in North Carolina for meetings and had the chance to spend a half day at the scenic Stone Mountain State Park in Roaring Gap, NC. This park is not to be confused with Stone Mountain in Georgia. The North Carolina park has no bas relief carvings of confederate generals, no laser light shows, … Read moreIn Search of Fall Colors at Stone Mountain State Park

More Historic Structures at Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park

We keep returning to the theme of Miami history as an area of personal interest — it helps to have ancestors who were pioneers in the area — and also because we are contrarians and history seems to be a quirky interest in Miami, a city devoted to all things shiny and new. Unlike many … Read moreMore Historic Structures at Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park

Big Heads and Other Monumental Art

Based on the level of snark in my post about the Perez Art Museum, you might think we dislike abstract art. Not so! We love — and own — plenty of abstract pieces. What we don’t have is any deep understanding of the sophisticated hidden meanings in the non-representational pieces. We either like the pieces … Read moreBig Heads and Other Monumental Art