Alternative Dreams: longing for 17th Century China

One of the few things that I have always kept in mind about Chinese history, is its turbulence. It has had a plethora of both extreme beauty, and pernicious violence that over the centuries has resulted in some of the most striking art that can be seen today. In sharp contract from the Del Toro exhibition, Alternative … More Alternative Dreams: longing for 17th Century China

Men’s Fashion is Important too: Reigning Men

  I managed to sneak in a quick visit to the LACMA’s exhibition Reigning Men: Fashion in Menswear 1715-2015 before it was taken off display on August 21st. It was a specially ticket exhibition, that cost extra to see along with a general admission ticket. I apologize for bringing this review to you after its … More Men’s Fashion is Important too: Reigning Men

Pokémon Go

Pokémon Go has been sweeping the world. More people are now using this app on their smartphones than even some social media apps. It has become a phenomenon to many, and some would argue just another fad.  Here in Los Angeles where our lives are to a large extent influenced and dictated by what is … More Pokémon Go

Geology and Masons: Ramblings on UK Castles and their trappings

Two weeks ago I wrote a brief blog post for my lapidary club’s page about castles; how were they built, and what are they made of? When I initially picked this topic to work in conjunction with my club’s Facebook page, I had not taken into account my utter lack of knowledge about castles. I … More Geology and Masons: Ramblings on UK Castles and their trappings

3 Things to Bring to Museums… and 3 Things Not to Bring!

Hello everyone, long time no blog! Over a month has gone by and I have found myself with a bit of writer’s block, but hopefully something short and sweet will help me overcome it! The action of ‘visiting museums’ is hardly a science or an art form, but helpful tips can always be appreciated. From … More 3 Things to Bring to Museums… and 3 Things Not to Bring!