Category: Tompkins Blog

Like a Winter Sun

Why recall arguably discordant contingencies? Why choose to remember the so-called bad stuff? Why not stick to heroism? Because I’m writing for adults. War isn’t

Attendance Expressed, Tales to Tell

Director Ludwig Mies van der Rohe’s Bernau-based Bauhaus School was pressured to close in 1933—un-German thought some homely Nazis—after it had already existed in Weimar

Happy Miles Davis Day

A Twitter personality who I hadn’t known before today reminded me of the late Miles Davis’ birthday…on May 26th. That’s a big deal for me. Thank

Therapy, Part 1

Don’t let me say Dad was a drunk Primarily he was a bright man Math, science and history He’d have learned engineering as a kid

Strange This by Paul Tompkins

To love a friend Is to lose a friend Seems strange this way When lovers can not be friends Friends cannot be lovers What a

It’s a Good Friday

Life has been good to me I have to admit, even though it didn’t appear like it was going to end up that way in