RWP was born in Manchester, in the north of England, in the late 1950s, so he is very old. He really liked the north of England, which by 1965 was hip and had three TV channels, and where he went to a coed school. His parents, for reasons best known to themselves, then yanked him away, to Belfast and then Dublin, which had one TV channel that started up at 6 pm with the Angelus (Catholic call to prayer). He also had to go to an all boys school, where he realized he really missed girls. This probably let him focus on schoolwork, though, and at age 19, after he had finished college, he set off for America, where he still resides. He has a bachelors degree in biochemistry and a Ph.D. from Harvard in biophysics, and has lived also in Mainz, Germany, Setauket NY, and Richland WA. He currently divides his time between Nebraska, Rosslyn VA, and Florida.

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

"Beloved icon"...oh please!

Some of Lincoln’s public art pieces have become beloved icons, like “Torn Notebook.”
This is the monstrosity in question. It looks like a lost whale, trying to burrow into the ground. I admit, the first time you see it, it has a certain WTF? quality. But believe me, when you walk past it twice a day, every day, you wish they'd tear the damn eyesore down and plant a few trees.

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