Now and again on Wednesdays, The Half Century Mark Hotel will offer a trio of stories about art and artists that we feel are worthy of your consideration. We call these delights Wondermints. Please savor them slowly and share with your traveling companions. Watch this video by filmmaker Miranda July called “A Handy Tip for the Easily Distracted.” Thank you to the talented Jen Lee for the share. It’s helpful, quirky and hilarious; perfect Hotel employee-handbook material. We don’t yet have a manual for […]
Sometimes Hotel guests leave their diaries open. Although privacy is sacred at this stage of life, the management believes that the best way to navigate your stay at the Half Century Mark and Beyond (our sister property) is to share our truths. It is in this spirit that we offer the following. Dear Diary, For the month of February I’ve been taking a wonderful class with photographer Catherine Just. Catherine’s classes have a way of working on my insides as well my […]
“Two things make a story. The net and the air that falls through the net.” — Pablo Neruda Dear Friends, The Caretaker is on a busman’s holiday, checking in on earthly properties while searching for adventure and inspiration by the sea. The flora and fauna are cooperating: But it’s the people and their stories that inspire the Caretaker the most, including her own. Will return to earth, soon. With love and wonderment, the Caretaker ps Still puzzling out Pablo’s words. […]
photo by catherine just This post is a part of the Summit Blog Tour, which leads up to the Soul*Full Summit hosted by Catherine Just. You can join the movement by signing up for the Summit HERE. Half of all proceeds will benefit Down Syndrome Education International. I’m honored to be a part of an event that empowers people to take action toward their dreams while helping create more opportunities for people with Down syndrome. photo by Patricia Christakos A Story about Light: This photo by Patricia Christakos, called Miss […]
“You don’t want to wait for that aged jockey role,” said Billy Crystal in a recent interview. The Caretaker concurs and highly recommends creative visibility no matter your age or stage. Yoko Me recently landed at the Gallery at Cazenovia Public Library. Although she may not look it, she’s happy to be there and to be seen.
My Laundry and I are going to Colorado! Thrilled to have The Caretaker, (aka Day 112 of my self portrait series), selected for the Identity exhibition at The Center for Fine Art Photography this November. Barbara Tannenbaum, Curator of Photography at the Cleveland Museum of Art, Ohio, was the juror. Thank you to photographers Clare O’Neill and Catherine Just for encouraging me to share my photos. And to Catherine’s class, In Plain Sight, for whom this photo was created. I’ll […]
What should Summer mean? Freckles, Happiness and Swimming Pools: Summer Kisses, by p.christakos Summer Locks, by p.christakos Summer Ready, by p.christakos But instead there is sadness in our little community this summer. A friend named Brian died suddenly this week. He was vacationing with his beautiful family. He was not yet 50. Brian and his entire amazing, close-knit tribe love to sing and perform. I love to take photographs. They are helping me to get over myself and do what […]