After a year of hard work, the Julia Morgan 2014 Gold Medal Nomination Magazine as available on Blurb.com. This magazine is a good overall introduction to Julia’s work. It includes text written by all the leading authorities on Julia Morgan. Including new insights to her work. Enjoy.
On June 28, 2014 Julia Morgan became the first woman in the 144 year history of the AIA to receive the Gold Medal. The medal, which is solid gold was accepted by Julia Morgan’s great niece North and her great grand niece Lauren Woodland. The honor was met with a standing ovation from her peers. It’s about time.
May 26 – Respect Tropical Reefs
A refuge for prey, lair for predators, shelter, nursery, food sources, and spawning ground-coral carries out a multitude of functions. Despite its appearance it is not an inert mineral but alive and growing extremely slowly. It takes coral a year to grow 3 to 4 inches, and it may have taken it more than a century to grow a 3-foot block. In a fraction of a second, a clumsy kick or blow with a flipper can destroy a coral formation that has been growing for centuries.
If you are vacationing by a tropical lagoon, do not walk on the reef. When diving, be careful of your flippers. And never break off a branch of coral to take home as a souvenir.
From the book 365 ways to Save the Earth by Philippe Bourseiller
Oh Gloria! I understand. More on that later….Entyway….
from one of my favorite kooky movies, the lovely Gloria Swanson in Sunset Boulevard.
I have to post this every once in a while to remind myself.
We made love by night-lite.
We watched ourselves
In the mirror
As we morphed into creatures.
You, the Leopard King
I, the Ice Princess,
Voodoo and rhythm building.
The drumming of our hearts in the background,
And move into the light.