Carroll Beckwith’s Portrait of William Walton

On occasion in these posts, I have had the pleasure of sharing thoughts and comments about a favorite work of art. Such is the case here, as described in the opening pages of the following document. Written for The Century Association, a private organization in New York, the purpose here was to provide historical and …

Digital Postcard: Memorial Day Greetings from Germany

Dear Friends, A quick message from Germany, as our Viking cruise takes us to a few more famous sites (Nuremberg, Passau, and the Benedictine Abbey at Melk). Then on to Vienna (which we’re very much anticipating, since it’s a city we dearly love). We’ll end with Budapest so I can soak up all the Art …

Digital Postcard: Hello from Madrid (but Sent from Amsterdam)

Hello (again) from Amsterdam. Here’s our post from last week, re-sent with the photographs inserted as part of the text (using the blog format instead of the email format): We’ve been here in Amsterdam for a while, and I don’t think you’ll be surprised to know that we’re loving it.  And the title is a …

Proust: A Family Reading Milestone

Andrew and I have now completed the Modern Library edition of In Search of Lost Time, Marcel Proust’s monumental work. Early in 2023, we turned the final page of “Time Regained,” and closed the sixth volume of the 1981/1991 edition, wrapping up at page 2616. This translation, by D.J. Enright (1992) builds on C.K. Scott …

Vienna: Collected Posts

For some blog posts in Sharing Guy’s Journey—when several have been written over a period of time about a particular subject—it is best to have them compiled into a list, which I’ll try to do with groups of posts in the future. “Search the website” is a useful too, but it searches by word, and …