15 October 2019 Last Sunday, my husband and I ventured over to East Austin for brunch. As we walked down the sidewalk to a great little place called Cenote–honest-to-god, the applesauce pancakes are one of the best things I’ve ever put in my mouth–I spotted a large moonflower plant, and, then, even better, a hawkmoth caterpillar.
16 January 2018 I will always remember the circumstances: I read Jerzy Kosinski‘s Being There at the Tides Bookstore in Sausalito, CA. (I am sorry to report that the Tides is closed now. ) This would have been 1971, when I was nineteen and living on my own in northern California. I didn’t have the money to purchase the book. (I
27 January 2019 At the D. H. Lawrence Ranch Initiatives, we are working to impart the value and importance of the property we serve, not only to potential donors, University staff and faculty — but also to future generations. On Friday, September 8th, 2017, a few days before Lawrence’s September 11th birthday, Ranch caretaker Ricardo Medina
27 January 2019 In January of 2004, the D. H. Lawrence Ranch was added to the National Register of Historic Places (NRHP) at the National level, which means the property is eligible for National Landmark Status. This singular achievement was made possible by two scholars–Tina Ferris and Dr. Virginia Hyde. On January 2, 2019, we lost Dr. Hyde. As
16 September 2016 “I’ve been absolutely terrified every moment of my life and I’ve never let it keep me from doing a single thing that I wanted to do.” —Georgia O’Keeffe This week, the Georgia O’Keeffe Research Center is sponsoring a forum on “Balancing Authenticity, Idealism, and Expectations at a Single-Focus Institutions.” This three-day event (Sept. 14–16)
7 September 2014 This past Wednesday and Thursday, National Geographic photographers visited the D.H. Lawrence Ranch. Unlike most folks, who go to the Ranch during the daylight hours, these photographers trekked up to the Homesteader Cabin after nightfall, when nocturnal animals emerge under the cover of darkness. The owls and coyotes must have been watching as the