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They are indeed missed, as is Michael himself. It's never a good thing when personal disputes lead to rash outcomes, but sometimes that's just how it goes. I believe that Michael's efforts are for the most part well-intentioned, and anything that brings his amazing archive of drawings the publicity they deserve is welcome. It's unfortunate that he chose the platform he did, in part for my own selfish belief that my efforts with the Wright Attitude are unjustly undercut by the process, and the worry that splitting an already-limited audience between multiple resources benefits no one. And as an IT professional, I know that his goals would have been better served by going the dedicated website route, one that would have allowed the creations of proper galleries for display of his works - not to mention keeping the content out of the clutches of Facebook, which as a creator would concern me greatly. For now, though, there's just one more place to check when you sweep the internet for Wright content.jmcnally wrote: ↑Sun Dec 13, 2020 7:17 pmI have been with The Wright Attitude from the day of its birth. I enjoy posting photos of my visits to Wright properties and seeing others' photos. Facebook facilitates this sharing of information with simple menus for posting single photos or for creating photo albums.
I have gotten more solid leads from Facebook's groups than from all other sources combined.
Michael's posts with his great artwork are missed
Humble student of the Master
"Youth is a circumstance you can't do anything about. The trick is to grow up without getting old." - Frank Lloyd Wright
Humble student of the Master
I have said this before and will say it again I not only support The Wright Attitude and consider Stan & family as dear friends! The Attitude is a wonderful resource, Stan built something amazing. As with everything I do within the Wright World I support the entire Wright community. It is my hope that between our two groups we can bring great content and be a tool for those who wish to explore beyond the normal stuff that is seen out there. It is my belief we can both build upon the Wright Legacy with the right Spirit and Attitude. I will also say this The Wright Legacy Group is not a replacement to any of the open or private groups out there but an addition to the Wright community for those that want to go beyond the basic and normal. While the Group will be open to join, it is not for everyone. Here we can focus on the Art & Architecture that is the Wright Legacy. The group will be geared to research and exploration a tool for not only the Wright Public sites but also to those that are passionate about the treasures that Mr. Wright has left us. This is a closed group that can explore and dive into everything the Wright Legacy has to offer.
On a Legacy Group page I see a collection of fireplace photos. I have long felt that such a collection should be gathered and/or created. Seeing your grouping makes me realize how I would care to see the images ordered: chronologically. While some would be bored by a trip organized thus---the differences between Prairie-period fireplaces, each of which is likely unique, nevertheless can be quite minor---the specialist would want to be able to compare them that way---and even the layman could be entertained by the steady progression of the fireplace in Wright's hands, decade after decade ?
Thanks the fireplaces was just something fun for the Holidays. I will be add more exterior & interior photos from the past 29 years. I will also be adding some before and after restoration photos.
The line drawings were a learning exercise while studying the projects.
Thank you for your interest.
I would talk to a few members of both groups, I am sure they can give you insight on what would differentiate the Facebook Legacy Group from The Wright Attitude. I know there are a few that belong to both groups.
A Happy & Healthy New Year to You
I can only hope that Congress breaks it up.
Likewise, all the other "social platforms."
I am missing much by harboring this attitude but I'm able to experience things still.
For what it's worth, the news yesterday included mention of Parler, an addition in the past year to the ranks of social (or is it antisocial) media; apparently it's where the hard-core conspiracy people are going---think Q-Anon, et al.
As we speak certain public figures are making a dangerous mockery of freedom of speech . . .
In any event, facebook is a lifeline for many folks here and around the world, with endless special-interest groups well-served by the platform. If I were reading more futurist fiction (and non-fiction) I might have come across possible solutions to the conundrum we speak of---if any there be.
There are several completely reliable fact-checking sites. If we truly want the truth we can find it. But If we prefer to prop up our own narrative by selectively cherry picking “news”, and perpetuating falsehoods and conspiracies, then it’s nobody’s fault but our own.
SDR writes: “As we speak certain public figures are making a dangerous mockery of freedom of speech . . “
I think we know to whom Stephen refers, whether we choose to admit it or not. With freedom comes responsibility. To only place the blame on social media, while we refuse to condemn authoritarianism and con artists is a “cop out”. After all, isn’t a group like our Wright Chat, itself, a form of social media?
We must exercise our freedom of speech by exposing lies and hate more vigorously than ever. We all must become whistle blowers. Truth always comes to light.
Treasons Greetings, y’all!