Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Awesome Akron

Back in New York but not before having a fully enjoyable Akron experience. First stop was lunch at The Vegiterranean, Chrissie Hynde's vegan restaurant. Waiting to be seated, Chrissie crossed the street in front of the place en route to a clothing company, Rubber City Clothing Company, she has some sort of connection to...The food was great and of course, the company, Arnie Tunstall, from the Akron Art Museum, and partner Ross Dilley even more enjoyable. (If you look closely you can see her carrying a bag and crossing the street.)

Next stop was the museum, where they have an amazing exhibit of late photographer Helen Levitt. Then across the street to the new library.

Finally a visit to PR Miller, Grizzle Wizard and local Akron Ambassador. PR, pictured above, leaning into Ross's car, I in the passenger seat, with a picture of his Trash Garden, spoke of the marvels of Akron. Back home, today's inspiration comes from William T. Vollmann, legendarily prolific writer, who also enjoys the passenger seat. He says, “I don’t care. It seems like the important thing in life is pleasing ourselves. The world doesn’t owe me a living, and if the world doesn’t want to buy my books, that’s my problem.”

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