Friday, November 30, 2018


Robert Morris the artist has died. I go in and out of the art world depending on who’s exhibiting and what I am writing and editing. I never met Morris.I knew Don Judd through John Wesley as well as other leaders of performance art and minimalism. I worked with the late Hannah Wilke and also especially Colette.
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Tuesday, November 27, 2018


I try to keep my adolescent humor to myself. For instance, the main street of Princeton is called Witherspoon. It's named after John Witherspoon, a president of the university and a signer of the Declaration of Independence. Reese Witherspoon the actress is a descendant. For neither of these reasons I silently refer to the street as Withersporn. I keep it to myself. But I'm checking a book out of the library and accidentally call the street Withersporn. I am embarrassed and profusely apologize to the librarian. "Relax," she says. "At least once a day I find myself writing 'Princeton Public Library'."