All websites are either being updated or have been abandoned. There really is no other state. Until October 2017, this site has been abandoned for about eleven months. Though it feels like longer. But I've been cranking it back up lately.
The first to go was The Calendar, which I loved having, but gradually learned to procrastinate making it happen. So I hired someone else to do it, promising that she'd get full command of it. Then I found some mistakes and odd features I'd always loved (but that probably didn't make much sense to other people.) missing, and I took it over without telling her, then tried to give it back as I'd changed it. So she abandoned it, and I very nearly abandoned this whole site, which, essentially, was based on info in The Calendar.
There's not a week goes by I don't miss opening it up to see what shows might be interesting to see.
Over the decades I've done DallasArtsRevue, first printed in ink on paper, later in full color online, I've had days, weeks, months and years of art ennui so bad I didn't want to face DallasArtsRevue again. But I often miss it. Especially lately & now.
I had a particularly pertinent conversation with someone intelligent very recently, and he insisted that Dallas still needs DallasArtsRevue. I knew it was needed it when I started it in 1979, and there weren't any, really, others around and again when I revivified it online just into this century (after the DARE debacle put me off dealing with art and artists and "art organizers" for several years), then there was a lot of movement (Finally, I thought.) to create other publications that sold lots of ads and kept coming out regularly. But those are different — and significantly less than, to my jaded vision.
I was never very good at selling advertising, although Allison (then Trammell) was very good at it when she tried it with DallasArtsRevue. She was, in fact, so good at it, she and the late Bob Trammell started their own organization for literature and poetry, which has since become much more active and is still called WordSpace.
Lately, we've been attending art openings again, and some of those, I find I have things I want to say about, but just a few things, and I haven't strung words and ideas enough to make whole stories of. So I haven't started.
Now again I shall…
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