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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, February 28, 2014

Mucha, spooky Masks

Stamps from Chad, Rwanda, Upper Volta, and Cold War-period Czechoslovakia and Hungary.

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Singapore 1987

Dad card, Singapore, 1987

Body:  Dear J., the wildest week yet -- First to the elephant roundup at Surin, Thailand, then to Bangkok -- Started to Singapore on train -- train stopped middle of night -- sat there on train more than 2 days -- A friend and I got fed up and took a taxi driving thru quite a lot of water to the next town -- Then series of 3 buses to Hatyai -- Which had had 6 feet of water in streets but receded leaving streets filled wi piles of refuse thrown out by the casual Thais -- Then luckily got a flite to Sing. only to have my reserv. cancelled this AM so will lose my time in Seoul but am grateful to the Great Spirit that the train wasn't wrecked.  Its very hot here but have found a nice dorm for 5.00 (Sing.) daily -- about 2.70 -- Had wonderful at mad Abdullah's cave down the St (Lunch) this place run by Arabs who are very nice.  Hope things smooth out -- slept in pol. sta. in sm. town wi corpse drowned  policeman


Friday, February 21, 2014

Thursday, February 20, 2014

The vague possibility of heavy water Mongolian rippling

Cut up & writing by Jonathan Falk and Marc Myers, 1980s

Image:  from Iowa/ Nebraska 1994

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Pony, Montana, 1909

Pony, mont. oct. 13, 1909

Dear Mattie, well I got your postle card.  Well I am as good as boys can be, and you no how good that is?  When you get this card you will think that you are in Pony, at our house.  Tell aunt Jennie the next card I am going to write to her. I go to school every day. 
Yours lovingly Bert.

Addressed to Miss M. Ferguson
1126 Nevada Ave.
S. Butte

Monday, February 10, 2014

1986 Trip Journal

I finished posting my 1986 A Trip Journal.

Sunday, February 9, 2014

9 February, 1964

All right, only one of them here.

Saturday, February 8, 2014

Hedy Lamarr and George Antheil

Patent for the spread spectrum torpedo guidance system of Hedy Lamarr and George Antheil
source:  patent

Collage by Jonathan

Hedy Lamarr:  actor and driver of communication technology, along with George Antheil:


Friday, February 7, 2014

Kwagiulth Chief's Daughter/ Potlatch

I attended a dance ceremony (ok, aimed mainly at tourists) put on by the Kwagiulth tribe in Victoria BC some years back.

Photo by Edward S. Curtis