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Ok, Zoomer

Last winter, the Hamilton Gallery presented the Bearing Witness show online, not knowing how/when the pandemic was going to resolve.

Lucky for all, it will be in person this summer! I had submitted Pestilence Rides Out for the digital show. I’ve been collecting my thoughts and objects regarding this time in our lives, and decided to make another piece for the in person exhibit.

I’ve watched my daughters finish their respective school careers online. I’ve worked remotely for over a year. And attended many meetings on Webex, Google Meet, and Zoom.

Shadowbox diorama that looks like a zoom call with 20 characters.
Same: Shadowbox diorama that looks like a zoom call with 20 characters.
framed shadowbox hanging on a gallery wall

A lot of these characters kept me company and/or otherwise occupied throughout the pandemic. I take my mask off to them, my good friends.

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Anatomy of a Crime Scene

Cut paper diorama in altoids box, showing a cutaway of a mitochondria
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Tony Soprano is more of a Tenor

A black and white image of Tony Soprano with his arms crossed.

It’s true.

UPDATE: The Last Suppah

7/15/2021
On the way home from Billy Martin’s house, we stopped at Holsten’s Brookdale Confectionary in New Jersey. It’s where the final controversial scene of the Soprano’s was filmed.

No spoiler alert needed for this post, but I did ask the clerk as I was paying about the ending, and what really happened. He shared his opinion, which I agreed to take as the final, indisputable fact. He also mentioned that the Soprano’s movie has a scene that was filmed here. They brought a lot of their own stuff, which looks pretty much like the stuff already here.

I’ve been haunted by that episode for months now. We watched the whole series during the pandemic. It was really fun to eat here.

We didn’t get to sit in Tony’s booth, but it’s identifiable by the juke box on the table.

This was a pretty kick ass milkshake. And we had to order onion rings. They were good!

Yeah. I took a photo of the men’s room (it was clean and nice, although it smelled like cigar, oddly). I’m including it because in the last/second to the last scene, the guy who was sitting at the counter seems to come out of this bathroom.

So, it was a nice end to a fun summer day trip. Don’t stop believing.

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Anatomy of a Crime Scene

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Charlie Parker Plays Bossa Nova

I’m reading First Person Singular: Stories by Haruki Murakami. There’s a story called Charlie Parker plays Bossa Nova that is delightful. Another great collection of short stories from one of my all time favorite authors.