We knew it was the Wright house as soon as we saw it. Those long horizontals hugging the earth, that flat roof and overhanging eaves, those clerestory windows high away from prying eyes . . . this was the place. And if we needed any further confirmation, the house was signed. There by the door was a red ceramic tile set into the wall, inscribed with the hand-scratched … [Read more...] about Bob and Joy Spend the Weekend at a Frank Lloyd Wright House
By Bob Schwabach First published in the Philadelphia Daily News July 11, 1985 A guy I met told me visiting Alaska was the trip of a lifetime. I hadn't thought of it that way. The trip of a lifetime, I thought, should be someplace incredibly exotic --like Timbuktu, or Kashmir. Alaska, after all, is one of the 50 states. But the guy was right: It is the trip … [Read more...] about NORTH TO ALASKA
By Bob Schwabach First published in the Philadelphia Inquirer Sunday "Today" magazine, July 26, 1981 They ran blindly, the corridor behind them stretching into darkness, their torches throwing flickering shadows against the dank walls. At last the sounds of pursuit faded in the distance, and they stopped to catch their breaths, hoping that the torchlight could not be … [Read more...] about LEAPING LIZARDS! WHO LET THE DRAGON OUT?
First published in the Delaware News Journal, June 28, 1972 Remember the Big Inch Land Co.? Well think about it, because chances are you do. The Big Inch Land Co. left all other real estate operations in the dust, so to speak, when it sold 21 million -- that's right, 21 million -- parcels of Yukon Territory land in the spring of 1955. Of course, each one of those … [Read more...] about CEREAL PREMIUMS BIG BUSINESS…REMEMBER THE YUKON LAND RUSH?
By Bob Schwabach First published in the Philadelphia Inquirer, August 17, 1973 NEW YORK-- Sometime later in the evening Jimmy Breslin is sitting on the bottom step that leads to the basement room of Jimmy's at 33 W. 52nd Street in New York and is taking a nap with his head resting against the railing. A party is in progress, a New Year Party. Suddenly, Breslin … [Read more...] about A VERY SERIOUS ‘ENEMIES’ PARTY? OR RADICALLY CHIC…