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Adalbert is a forum for me, to post ephemera, photography, poetry, occasional travel notes, and various spontaneous motions. Cover photo: Parsonage where my great-grandfather spent his early years. Taken near Liegnitz, Silesia, ca. 1870.


Friday, September 28, 2012

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Adorkable Austroslavism

Neti flush remants of Lemuria and Mu
Not Therion iris the purling snow ridge
Vault booms arc azure Klarkash-ton.

Friday, September 21, 2012

FOOD will win the war don't waste it

Postcard sent in 1918 depicting the then-recently built Multnomah County Courthouse in Portland, Oregon -- still very much an active hall of jurisprudence.  The area surrounding the courthouse's footprint seems almost rural in this World War I era scene; its surroundings in this current century are definitively urban.   Much attention was paid to the last few remaining World War I veterans who died within recent years.  By now there are few people who would have any memories related to the World War I period at all -- anyone recalling this time even from early childhood would, at the youngest, be approaching the century mark in age.  That's how this planet rolls.

The message was apparently written by a college student who signed it "C.H."

Thursday, September 13, 2012

A flickering lantern

A promotional fan from the Nikko Restaurant in what was Japantown (now Old Town Chinatown) in Portland, looking to date from the 1930s.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012


Enlargement of a yearbook track team photograph of my father from 1942. The photo had lain in oblivion for decades until I uncovered it some years ago in the Milwaukie (Oregon) High School Library. I noticed a number of Japanese American students in the 1941 yearbook. In the 1942 yearbook, there were none.