Words Do Fail

So, do you want to buy a massive historic Masonic Temple down on Wilshire Boulevard? It just came up for sale – thirteen and a half million – murals and symbols and statuary and inscriptions and all. Cool.

Masons FailWords and Symbols

There’s no Thursday evening column. Been following the news and who’s saying what about it all – the opinion magazines, the blogs, folks in the UK and elsewhere – and I’m with a friend who wrote this – “I keep trying to stay abreast of these things but it’s like smelling something in the fridge to see if it’s gone bad.” That’s about sums it up.

And photography is more interesting –

Hollywood –


Frank Lloyd Wright’s 1924 Ennis House –

Hollywood Mayan1924 WindowsWright Ruins

Street art on Sunset Boulevard in Silverlake –

Cats and DogsAmerican JunkSinister Eyes

Sometimes words just won’t do.

About Alan

The editor is a former systems manager for a large California-based HMO, and a former senior systems manager for Northrop, Hughes-Raytheon, Computer Sciences Corporation, Perot Systems and other such organizations. One position was managing the financial and payroll systems for a large hospital chain. And somewhere in there was a two-year stint in Canada running the systems shop at a General Motors locomotive factory - in London, Ontario. That explains Canadian matters scattered through these pages. Otherwise, think large-scale HR, payroll, financial and manufacturing systems. A résumé is available if you wish. The editor has a graduate degree in Eighteenth-Century British Literature from Duke University where he was a National Woodrow Wilson Fellow, and taught English and music in upstate New York in the seventies, and then in the early eighties moved to California and left teaching. The editor currently resides in Hollywood California, a block north of the Sunset Strip.
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1 Response to Words Do Fail

  1. Dick Bernard says:

    I follow you almost “religiously”. Like you, apparently, current events leave me speechless: a bit like watching an orgy in progress. But even orgies end….
    Here are three diversions: one political, but brief, looking back fifty years; a second, looking back even further; the final, current, about the community of humankind.
    Take a look if you care to:
    50 years ago: http://www.outsidethewalls.org/blog/?m=20110106
    A sailor on the USS Arizona: http://www.outsidethewalls.org/blog/?m=20110102
    Re Haiti: January 12, 2011: http://www.outsidethewalls.org/blog/?m=20101216

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