Except as noted, all images copyrighted by and should be attributed to E. Bourland Hawley.
I had become many eons ago a traveling literary gnome, inquisitive about places I had and had not visited,
walking the same paths of peoples from the past, through places once grand and still grand,
photographing images that now show me the places about which I still dream . . .

Monday, January 31, 2011

Feathers and Flight

I have dabbled a bit with a new blog. http://www.scissortailaerobat.com/index.html

Separate pages show different events in regard to subject matter, and two pages (for now) allow me quick access to my friends' blogs and other sites.

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Bye, Karl, and Thank You

    Karl Kilinski II (1946 - 2011)

Karl Kilinski II, archaeologist, art historian and perpetual traveler to exotic lands, 64, died Thursday, Jan. 6, 2011. Service: There will be a gathering of friends and family from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth. Memorials: SMU, The Karl Kilinski II Fund, P.O. Box 750281, Dallas, Texas 75275-0281, or in Karl's words "I do not want flowers, sympathies or well wishes. Karl is gone; do something constructive for existing humanity instead." Karl was born in New Orleans, La., April 24, 1946, to Karl and Virginia Oliver Kilinski. He received his Ph.D. in classical art history and archaeology, University of Missouri, 1974. At Southern Methodist University he was a university distinguished teaching professor, teaching classical art, Greek myth and art, and Egyptian art. He was the recipient of numerous honors and awards in his fields including Outstanding Professor and Godbey Lecture Series Author Award. As an archaeologist, he participated in both underwater and land excavations in Greece. He was senior Research Fellow for the American School of Classical Studies in Athens, Greece, director of Academic Programs in Greece, Japan and Cairo, board member of The Society for the Preservation of Greek Heritage, The Ambassador's Committee of Friends of Greece, and more. He was widely published in scholarly journals and the author of several books on the subjects of Greek vase painting and myth in art. His recent work "Greek Myth in Western Art" has just been accepted for publication by Cambridge University Press. His educational tours focused on the Mediterranean, Turkey, Egypt and Africa. He had guest curatorships and was a symposium organizer for various museums such as the Kimbell Art Museum, New Orleans Museum of Art, San Antonio Art Museum and the Meadows Museum of Art, along with lecture tours for the Archaeological Institute of America. At SMU, he was on the Advisory Committee to International Programs, the Review Committees for Classical Studies Program and Medieval Studies Program and involved in the Master of Liberal Studies Program. He was the chair of the Art History Division 1981-1987 and 1998-2001. "The world is a great book, and those who do not travel see only one page." -St. Augustine. Survivors: Gunnie Corbett; brother, Robert Kilinski and Linda Cooke; niece, Anna Kilinski; nephews, Steve Kilinski, his wife, Jessica, and their children, Roman and Connor; Kenneth Kilinski; cousin, Jinna Gutches, her husband, Bill, and their children, Shaun and Scott Calliham; Gunnie's family, Bradford Corbett Jr., his wife, Jennifer, and their children, Ford and Turner Corbett; Pamela Corbett Murrin and her children, Carlotta and Stephen Olav Murrin; and Todd Corbett, his wife, Tessa.

Karl in Yazilikaya, Turkey, 2008.

Karl in Istanbul lecturing about the tomb of Alexander, 2007.

Karl enjoyed drinking raki while visiting Turkey.
Here he poses with Julian and Hakan, the other two Rakiteers. 2008.

Hakan sent us a poignant text: "3 rakiteers - 1 rakiteer = 2 rakiteers."
And he will be sorely missed by us all.

Photographs of Karl in Turkey by E B Hawley.

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Whooping Crane Spotted by Game Warden

           Large numbers of Meadowlarks sit on posts that run along the fields where 20,000 Sandhill Cranes, and one Whooping Crane, have alighted to rest for a couple of weeks during their journey south.
           In addition, we spotted many Kestrels, Red-tailed Hawks, and three or four other species of hawks.

        The flocks of blackbirds, from Cowbirds, to Brown-headed Blackbirds, to Red-wing Blackbirds, seem impressive in their size. 

         As we drove away, not having spotted the Whooping Crane ourselves, the Sandhills rose up and in a cacophony circled above the field.

              They deftly avoided mid-air collisions. 

Let Lovely Turn of Phrase Begin

Give Me a Kiss to Build a Dream On

Listen, will you? I think that . . . literature, poetry, music and love make the world go round . . . while mathematics explains things; I fill my life with them, then go walking in snowy woods.
Let us go then, you and I
like two etherized patients floating
through life, together feeling prufrockian.
DDB Jr. makes my world go 'round; during his absence, Pachelbel fills it up.
One summer I sailed across the Atlantic Ocean, then through the Gulf of Finland to reach Saint Petersburg; I pursued Joseph Brodsky in its alley ways. I dream of making that two summers.
I read “Biking to Electra;” found my way in a Jaguar car, and glanced at the flashing steel grasshoppers at sunset. I’ll follow K.O.P.’s footsteps after he followed N.Scott Momaday’s; find warmth and inspiration on a rainy mountain.
Throw chinese coins for the I Ching.
Save the whales, the spotted owl, the woman in toil.
Cast a fly for trout; my memories of fly fishing under the sunny blue Colorado sky remain; I yearn to build more . . . with more trophy Browns.
Listen for the swan’s calls on the Baltic Sea. Feel KKII's joy, his arms spread wide in Yazilikaya.
Good night, Jimmy Durante, where ever you are.