Photos

With my friend John Ndikum, young physician on his way to Yale School of Public Health, Battery Park, NYC, April 2017

Fighter Pilot’s Daughters: (l-r) Lizzie, Nancy, me, our mother Frannie, and Sarah on her lap, Dothan, Alabama many years ago

The beach near Chiclana de la Frontera south of Cádiz on Christmas Day. Strange, Dali-esque landscape with the tilting ruin of a military watchtower on the horizon.

My Christmas present, “Monogram” from the series “La Biblioteca Oscura” (“The Hidden Library”) by Jim Rattenbury.

Gaucin at sunset on the third to the last day of 2016. I didn’t edit the shot or add any color!

New Year’s Day walk along the Smuggler’s Route (Ruta de los Contrabandistas) from Gibraltar to Ronda. This was a brief stretch of the Route south east of Gaucin.

At demonstration on behalf of Standing Rock Sioux Tribe against Dakota Access Pipe Line, Lehigh University 11-15-16.

With my baby sister Sarah at High Street on Hudson, NYC, 4 Nov 2016--happy before the election.

With my baby sister Sarah at High Street on Hudson, NYC, 4 Nov 2016–happy before the election.

Tyrone Guthre Arts Centre, County Monaghan, Ireland (September 2016)

Tyrone Guthre Arts Centre, County Monaghan, Ireland (September 2016)


Tyrone Guthrie Centre, Artists' Studios

Tyrone Guthrie Centre, Artists’ Studios


Tyrone Guthrie Centre, Artists' Cottages

Tyrone Guthrie Centre, Artists’ Cottages


Tyrone Guthrie Centre, Composer's Room (Best quarters in the house)

Tyrone Guthrie Centre, Composer’s Room (Best quarters in the house)


Malaga by day and night (Fighter Pilot’s Daughter, Chapter 27 A Beaker of the Warm South):
Port of Malaga, east side close to sunset

Port of Malaga, east side close to sunset

Port of Malaga at dusk

Port of Malaga at dusk

Port of Malaga by moonlight

Port of Malaga by moonlight

Inside the Pompidou Malaga

Inside the Pompidou Malaga

A visit to England June-July 2016:

A "Folly" (not my term) on an estate near Stoford

A “Folly” (not my term) on an estate near Stoford


The way to East Coker

The way to East Coker


There was a crooked man who walked a crooked mile/He found a crooked sixpence/Upon a crooked stile

There was a crooked man who walked a crooked mile/He found a crooked sixpence/Upon a crooked stile


The cliffs above Beer on the Devon coast

The cliffs above Beer on the Devon coast

Thinking of Frannie, my mother and subject of much attention in <em>Fighter Pilot's Daughter</em>, sketched here in a Saks ad for Intoxication perfume in 1945, when she worked in their advertising department.

Thinking of Frannie, my mother and subject of much attention in Fighter Pilot’s Daughter, sketched here in a Saks ad for Intoxication perfume in 1945 when she was working in Saks’s advertising department.

My space on the third floor in Allentown. How can a person write with so much stuff on their desk?

My space on the third floor in Allentown. How can a person write with so much stuff on their desk?

On the porch in Allentown with Jacqueline and Ian Cockburn of Art and Culture Andalucia

On the porch in Allentown with Jacqueline and Ian Cockburn of Art and Culture Andalucia

Cold winter night in Madrid with my friend & former student John Bennett

Cold winter night in Madrid with my friend & former student John Bennett

A clear winter day in Gaucin

               A clear winter day in Gaucin

 

Sunset the same day

                    Sunset the same day

 

 

Shop window in Jerez de la Frontera

Shop window in Jerez de la Frontera

 

View of El Hacho, at the western edge of Gaucin

View of El Hacho, the mountain beneath which   Gaucin’s water supply sits, at sunset.

 

Roman temple located near the Puerta del Reloj, Jimena de la Frontera

Roman temple located near the Puerta del Reloj, Jimena de la Frontera

 

Puerta del Reloj or Gate of the Clock at the 8th century castle, Jimena de la Frontera, Spain

Puerta del Reloj or Gate of the Clock at the 8th century castle, Jimena de la Frontera, Spain

 

Clouds lifting off Sierra de Librar, Cortés de la Frontera--every leaf hoping for rain.

Clouds lifting off Sierra de Líbar, Cortés de la Frontera–every leaf hoping for rain.

 

La Janda wetlands near Vejer de la Frontera, Spain. Rice paddies and many wonderful birds. Photo by Jim Rattenbury.

La Janda wetlands near Vejer de la Frontera, Spain. Rice paddies and many wonderful birds. Photo by Jim Rattenbury.

 

Casares (near Gaucin, Andaluc;ia), another island in the sky

Casares (near Gaucin, Andaluc;ia), another island in the sky

 

Avid Diva, my birthday present this summer by the wonderful sculptor and painter Jim Rattenbury. Avid is a seriously benign presence in the house in Gaucin (setting of Ch. 27, "A Beaker of the Warm South," in FPD)

Avid Diva, my birthday present this summer by the wonderful sculptor and painter Jim Rattenbury. Avid is a seriously benign presence in the house in Gaucin.

 

The view from home in Gaucin, where I'm going soon for the winter

The view from home in Gaucin (setting of Ch. 27 in FPD, “A Beaker of the Warm South”), where I’m going soon for the winter.

 

In my Dad's flight jacket from the Korean War--my bio photo for "Songs of Ourselves" an anthology of writing inspired by Walt Whitman, coming out soon with Blue Heron Book Works. I edited the volume and wrote the introduction.

In my Dad’s flight jacket from the Korean War–my bio photo for Songs of Ourselves, an anthology of writing inspired by Walt Whitman coming out soon with Blue Heron Book Works. I edited the volume and wrote the introduction.

World Trade Center, NYC, October 2015

World Trade Center, NYC, October 2015

 

Santiago Calatrava's PATH Staton NYC

Santiago Calatrava’s PATH Staton NYC, October 2015

 

Map of the world drawn by Giovanni Vespucci, nephew of America Vespucci, in 1526. At the Hispanic Society, NYC.

Map of the world drawn by Giovanni Vespucci, nephew of Amerigo Vespucci, in 1526. At the Hispanic Society, NYC.  Researching old manuscripts for a project for Acoma Pueblo and found this lovely old map hanging on the wall in the reading room.

 

Picasso "Woman Reading" 1951-53, MOMA show "Picasso's Sculpture" Fall 2015

Picasso “Woman Reading” 1951-53, MOMA show “Picasso’s Sculpture” Fall 2015

 

Picasso "Cat" 1941 MOMA show "Picasso's Sculpture" Fall 2015

Picasso “Cat” 1941 MOMA show “Picasso’s Sculpture” Fall 2015

 

Picasso "Cock" 1932, MOMA show "Picasso's Sculpture" Fall 2015

Picasso “Cock” 1932, MOMA show “Picasso’s Sculpture” Fall 2015

 

Picasso's Head of a Warrior (1933), in the new show (Sept. 14, 2015) "Picassos's Sculpture" at the Museum of Modern Art, NYC.

Picasso’s Head of a Warrior (1933), in the new show (Sept. 14, 2015) “Picassos’s Sculpture” at the Museum of Modern Art, NYC.

 

The Dalton Dead Reckoning Computer my Dad used for navigating.

The Dalton Dead Reckoning Computer my Dad used for navigating.

 

Astrolabe, 1450, in the Museo Arqueológico Nacional, Madrid. Used to chart the stars and calculate time centuries before the clock.

Astrolabe, 1450, in the Museo Arqueológico Nacional, Madrid. Used to chart the stars and calculate time centuries before the clock.

 

Gaucin town band performing for Semana Cultural July 2015

Gaucin town band performing for Semana Cultural July 2015

 

Pool of Rio Hozgarganta, on the way to La Cueva de Laja Alta

Pool of Rio Hozgarganta, on the way to La Cueva de Laja Alta

 

Hike from Marchenilla to Jimena de la Frontera, early June 2015

Hike from Marchenilla to Jimena de la Frontera, early June 2015

 

In the new office of Al-Andalus research group, Gaucin

In the new office of Al-Andalus research group, Gaucin

 

Kayaking off Santi Petri, near Cádiz

Kayaking off Santi Petri, near Cádiz, June 2015

 

An old cork tree at the top of the hill, Finca los Arboles January 2015

An old cork tree at the top of the hill, Finca los Arboles January 2015

 

Almonds blossoms in the rain at Finca los Arboles

Almonds blossoms in the rain at Finca los Arboles

 

 

Burros outside the blacksmith's shop, Gaucin, January 2015

Burros outside the blacksmith’s shop, Gaucin, January 2015

 

 

On the mesa, Chaco Canyon, October 2014

On the mesa, Chaco Canyon, October 2014

 

Acoma, from the butte to the north

Acoma, from the butte to the north, October 2014

 

Rock formation on the valley floor below Old Acoma, October 2014

Rock formations on the valley floor below Old Acoma, October 2014

 

Old Acoma Village (atop the mesa), October 2014

Old Acoma Village (atop the mesa), October 2014

 

Enchanted Mesa, Acoma Pueblo, October 2014

Enchanted Mesa, Acoma Pueblo, October 2014

 

Sky City Cultural Center, Acoma Pueblo

Sky City Cultural Center, Acoma Pueblo, October 2014

 

Visit to Bodega Descalzos Viejos, Ronda, Spain, with Andaulcia Art & Culture group, July 10, 2014

Visit to Bodega Descalzos Viejos, Ronda, Spain, with Art & Culture Andalucia group, July 10, 2014

 

Wine cellar at Bodega Descalzos Viejos

Wine cellar at Bodega Descalzos Viejos

 

Garden of Descalzos Viejos

Garden of Descalzos Viejos

Todadaho Sid Hill, Traditional Chief of the Onondaga Nation, delivering ceremonial welcome to UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues, May 2014

Todadaho Sid Hill, Traditional Chief of the Onondaga Nation, delivering ceremonial welcome to UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues, May 2014

(l-r) Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, Dalee Sambo Dorough, Chair of the Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues, Thomas Gass, Asst. Secretary-General for Policy Coordination and Inter-Agency Affairs, and in the foreground John Ashe (Antigua and Barbuda), President of the General Assembly

(l-r) Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, Dalee Sambo Dorough, Chair of the Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues, Thomas Gass, Asst. Secretary-General for Policy Coordination and Inter-Agency Affairs, and in the foreground John Ashe (Antigua and Barbuda), President of the General Assembly

Poutama Maōri Performing Arts Group of Te Ipukarea performing a karakia chant

Poutama Maōri Performing Arts Group of Te Ipukarea performing a karakia chant

 

Hiking in the Buitrera Canyon near Colmenar (Andalucia) with my friend Alice Rattenbury, winter 2014

Hiking in the Buitrera Canyon near Colmenar (Andalucia) with my friend Alice Rattenbury, winter 2014

With my friend Jim Rattenbury on a hike in the Buitrera, outside Colmenar, Spain, winter 2014

With my friend Jim Rattenbury on a hike in the Vuitrera, outside Colmenar, Spain, winter 2014

 

Relaxing on a summer morning at the finca in Gaucin

Relaxing on a summer morning at the finca in Gaucin

 

Gaucin and Sierra Crestallina viewed from our place

Gaucin and Sierra Crestallina viewed from our place

 

Helping friends clear an old fountain near Psari, Greece

Helping friends clear an old fountain near Psari, Greece

 

At work in Gaucin, June 2011

At work in Gaucin, June 2011

 

With Students in "Lit & Film of the 60s" Samantha Tager (left) and Maggie Hughes (right)

With Students in “Lit & Film of the 60s” Samantha Tager (left) and Maggie Hughes (right)

 

Mary in Heidelberg, 1969

Mary in Heidelberg, 1969

 

Jack and Frannie on the SS United States, 1965

Jack and Frannie on the SS United States, 1965

 

Lawlor family in New Vernon, NJ, just before sailing to Germany, February 1965 (L-R Frannie, Jack, Lizzie, Sarah, Nancy, Mary

Lawlor family in New Vernon, NJ, just before sailing to Germany, February 1965 (L-R Frannie, Jack, Lizzie, Sarah, Nancy, Mary

 

Jack with turkey under surveillance, 1958

Jack with turkey under surveillance, 1958

 

Jack with (l-r) Mary, sisters Lizzie and Nancy, 1957

Jack with (l-r) Mary, sisters Lizzie and Nancy, 1957

 

Portrait my mother had taken in Miami, 1955, of herself surrounded by us: Lizzie (top l), Nancy (top r), Sarah (lower r), me (lower l)

Portrait my mother had taken in Miami, 1955, of herself surrounded by us: Lizzie (top l), Nancy (top r), Sarah (lower r), me (lower l)

 

Frannie and Jack Lawlor at the Marine Corps Birthday Ball, Camp Lejeune, NC, 1954

Frannie and Jack Lawlor at the Marine Corps Birthday Ball, Camp Lejeune, NC, 1954

 

Jack with my sister Sarah, 1955

Jack with my sister Sarah, 1955

 

Mary Ellen, Frankie, Philip, and Frannie Walsh at the Stork Club, NYC, c. 1942

Mary Ellen, Frankie, Philip, and Frannie Walsh at the Stork Club, NYC, c. 1942

 

Jack Lawlor climbing into a T-6 Texan Trainer, c. 1943

Jack Lawlor climbing into a T-6 Texan Trainer, c. 1943