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Cleveland. And Akron! Exciting, no?

Actually, a good time was had by all. My younger sister arrived in Chicago on Wednesday (the 15th). We went to the Art Institute on Thursday, and drove to Cleveland to my older sister's place on Friday. Next day, we drove to Akron to see the Herman Leonard photography exhibit at the Akron Museum of Art, and, of course, while we were there we looked at more of their collection. They had on display some pieces from the collection of Dorothy & Herbert Vogel, a librarian and postal worker who amassed one of the finest collections of contemporary art, all on the salaries of civil servants. Talk about living for art! Then we had lunch al fresco at Chrissie Hynde's restaurant, VegiTerranean. I managed to avoid fake meat and fake dairy in favor of a very nice pasta dish.

On Sunday, we went to the Cleveland Museum of Art to see a show of Japanese and Korean art, The Lure of Painted Poetry, which was quite marvelous. We had dinner at a very good soul food restaurant, Zanzibar. Stacey told us it was good, and we could see she was right by the number of people leaving the place with leftovers in hand. Excellent service, too.

The next day, it was on to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, to see Stacey's exhibit. It's well worth seeing, and I would say that even if she weren't my sister.

In between all this running around, we hung out at her apartment with her seven cats (there are only six in the picture because one of them spent most of the time hiding in a closet):

Six cats

Cathy and I drove back to Chicago on Tuesday. I took off work on Wednesday, and, as it was perfect walking-around weather, we decided to got to Graceland Cemetery, where all sorts of well-known and not-so-well known Chicagoans are buried, including lots of architects (Louis Sullivan, Daniel Burnham, Walter Netsch, Mies van der Rohe, and more).
Louis Henri Sullivan

Cathy went back to San Francisco on Thursday, and I went back to work.

We had fabulous weather over the weekend, and so on Saturday I went to the Poetry Foundation's Open House. Ruth Lilly, the pharmaceuticals heiress, left Poetry magazine tons of money (the bequest was valued at over $100 million at the time - more now), despite the fact that they rejected her submissions! The magazine formed a foundation to promote poetry, and built a lovely new facility, which was the reason for the open house. There were a lot of author readings both Saturday and Sunday; however, by the time I learned about this, all the tickets were gone. So I just checked out the building and participated in the Poetry Corps, which meant I got to read a poem for their archives. Look at all the poetry!
The library

The weather has continued fine, so I have been spending much of my spare time sitting on the back porch with a cat, a book, and a glass of ice tea (or wine, depending).

Date: 2011-06-29 05:01 am (UTC)
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What a fabulous space. I would certainly enjoy seeing that.

Isn't time with sisters fun and fabulous? I am enjoying being with mine again after several months of only telephone calls.

Date: 2011-06-29 12:30 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
It is great to be with them. I've warned Cathy that now that I have the time, I'll probably be visiting her in SF. She always wants to come out here!

Date: 2011-06-29 06:32 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I envy you for all the great culture you have at your finger tips.

Date: 2011-06-29 11:48 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
What a great exhibit!! Your sister must have had an amazing life!!! I wish it showed more of her photos in the article!

Date: 2011-06-29 01:10 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I do, too. I think the way she works with light is fantastic.

Date: 2011-06-29 12:35 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Forgive my asking if you couldn't care less, but you are the only lawyer I know --- are you following the Casey Anthony trial?

I must admit I am hooked on watching it on In Session on TV, but I suspect the proceedings are more unusual than the average trial. I have been up for jury duty multiple times, but I have never been chosen for a panel for one reason and another, so I have no personal basis for comparison.

Date: 2011-06-29 01:08 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I don't mind your asking. I'm not following it very much. I read an occasional article, but that's about it.

Date: 2011-06-29 01:37 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I love the library space. WOW!

And brava for your sister.

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