Monthly Archives: November 2010

On the Importance of Eels

Once in awhile my various pursuits find intersection.  Published in the NY Times on Thanksgiving of 2010 is a story on eels and their significance to human sustenance during the prehistory and Contact Period. Ever since hearing stories during my … Continue reading

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My Charitable Act

And now for something completely different  . . .  since this being the season of charitable acts, I’d like to announce my own small gesture to someone in need.  Recently, I bought an oversized onesie for a man who lives … Continue reading

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Pictograph on Chicken Scratch Rock

Oftentimes rocks with petroglyphs continue to serve as billboards for contemporary “artists”.   Today, the artist is often using spray paint.  When the graffiti artist expands his/her urban territory to the natural environment all artistic value, in my opinion, is lost.  … Continue reading

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Petroglyph on top of Chicken Scratch Rock

Here is the other petroglyph found on Chicken Scratch Rock that lies directly on top of the outcropping. Scott Silsby believes it is an early surveyor’s mark since the straight line points directly eastward (using a compass, the line matches … Continue reading

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Chicken Scratch Rock

Dubbed by Scott Silsby as Chicken Scratch Rock, this rock situated on a bluff above the Potomac just downstream from Chain Bridge has two differernt petroglyphs. The petroglyph photographed below appears to be some type of script, but apparently not … Continue reading

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Philippa Hughes visits the “Walls” Exhibition

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“Walls” Exhibition

The idea for this exhibition arose two weeks ago.  With DC’s FotoWeek looming, my friend Anthony Smallwood ruminated the possibility of a show featuring the photographer David Alan Harvey.  As the Harvey-show idea dissolved, I suggested a show featuring an … Continue reading

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Landing a Job at the Smithsonian

No, I did not get a job at the Smithsonian.  However, the latest in a long history of rejection letters from the Smithsonian was slightly different yesterday.  It reads: “DEAR DOUG DUPIN: This is to advise you on the status … Continue reading

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Anthony Smallwood Exhibition @ PMOP

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Petroglyph from Bornholm Denmark

Here is a photo taken by Anthony Smallwood of a petroglyph located on an island in the Baltic Sea.  When Anthony showed it to me, I immediately recognized its likeness to the “solar boat” rock art found around the world.  … Continue reading

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