"Do What You Can Do"
Remember, this would have been years before remote controls for channel - changing or garage - door - opening were in daily use, yet notice the stick-man's hand held page - turning device that somehow works in conjunction with the magnetic (?) levitating reading lamp! In retrospect, I'm kind of impressed with my ability to tell the future!
Next day . . . this just in: Little Supergirl Scouts impress Obama with device similar to mine! My friend Marguerite writes to tell me of the amazing coincidence that a troop of six-year-old Girl Scouts, from Tulsa, Oklahoma, have created an amazing variation on my concept, using Lego pieces to design a battery-powered page turner for people who are paralyzed or have arthritis. Better yet, they took their invention to the 2015 White House Science Fair (on Monday, March 23rd) and demonstrated it to President Obama:
(and video of "Supergirls" from the Tulsa World)
Here are a few more pages
from my college sketch pad:
Dorm Room Window
"How can we know the dancer from the dance?" ~ Yeats
"Surprise and Wild Connections"
" . . . They've known it for a thousand years . . . but never changed the pattern . . . yet . . . not yet . . . but some day soon . . . "
Tongue in his cheek, Youth climbs the path
That leads atop the hill Success,
Too well aware that he will find,
When he has reached the crest
A crazy, topsy - turvy world,
With people fighting bout on bout
For everything they do not want
But dare not do without.
~ poem by Helen Doremus ~
opening remark by Ted Malone
found in his American Album of Poetry (p 137)