Perhaps the most absurd statement that is repeatedly used by those who think having a dancing Native American at sporting events is a great idea is, “The mascot is meant to respect Native American traditions.” I can assure you the people who believe and say such things are in no position to determine what is or is not respectful to Native Americans. Continue reading “Native Americans, The University of Illinois, and Ignorance”
I love a really good hotel that is reasonably priced for its market. Their restaurant, ice-cream shop, pool with ample cabanas with fire pits, and service were all spot-on. There are the fundamentals as well as the vibe to consider and I give Arrive an A+ on both. Continue reading “Arrive, Palm Springs Hotel”
We recently viewed this film at the San Francisco Green Film Festival and enjoyed a Q&A with one of its three directors. I know that many people will miss this film unless you hear about it by word of mouth. Continue reading “Films to See: The Anthropologist”
Currently on exhibit at the Palm Springs Art Museum through May 29, Edward S. Curtis:100 Masterworks tells a gripping story of the North American Indians. Arguably the most comprehensive collection of historical and emotional documentation of the Native Americans during the early 1900’s. When we planned our Palm Springs trip and realized one of Brent’s favorite photographers and one of my favorite subjects would be on display we could hardly wait to arrive! I highly recommend exploring this exhibition if you’re in Palm Springs before it closes. Otherwise check out any of a number of books covering his work.
To keep repeat visits inside the mansion at Biltmore Estate interesting, the estate curates exhibitions relevant to the period when this chateau was built and enjoyed by George and his family.
Continue reading “Asheville, NC, part 2”
From Anderson we made our way to Asheville sometime in late March. I’m terribly behind in updating this blog and am trying now to catch up in between being an adventurer, girlfriend, and mom. Towers finally decided to get a drivers license and deal with his pesky wisdom teeth which means we’ve been spending some good quality time together. 😊 Continue reading “Asheville, NC: part 1”