Archive for the ‘Phoenix Art Museum’ Category

Growing Faith in a Community’s Future

Today, I’m riding the spanking new, Valley Metro, light rail. I’m not going anywhere specific, particularly. (I’ll just feel a brief moment of exhilaration about experiencing a travel modality that is quiet and efficient, and a twinge of modest vindication.) But metropolitan Phoenix surely is. This is a leap forward in mass transit and in […]

Sensory Sugarplums – More and Less

Henry L. Menken, that most articulate of curmudgeons, famously labeled Dixie as “almost as sterile, artistically, intellectually, culturally, as the Sahara Desert.” While his comments (in The Sahara of the Bozart) have to be appreciated in context (for his scorn was reserved only for the South’s then-recent culture), the simile pierced me well into adulthood. […]