Eugene Ray SDSU 1970's

Eugene Ray SDSU 1970's
Eugene Ray 1970's. photo credit: Tom Davis

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

LOS ANGELES PILGRIMAGE / jack graduates from ucla engineering

+JACK MCPARLANE+
>marianne's grandson >graduated from UCLA<
>saturday & we enjoyed watching a ceremony<
+(GOOGLE : EUGENE RAY /+
+DESIGN SCHOLARSHIP)+
>that >reminded me of many similar at SDSU<
>& honored the scholarship of jack mcparlane< 
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+WESTWOOD VILLAGE+
>the environment around UCLA is >special<
>to me as the >place that marianne grew up<
+(SATURDAY >NIGHTS IN+
+WESTWOOD /(SPECIAL)+
>but also >the place i used to take students<
>to see >fox theatre scene, saturday nights<
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ 

+THE "FOX THEATRE"+
>is a magnificent tall white tower theatre<
>that reflects the magic of the early days<
+(ARTS OF  >CINEMA MADE+
+LOS ANGELES >SPECIAL<)+
>of cinema in los angeles to marianne &<
>I & >20th century fox studios< near by<
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
+"THE HADRON COLLIDER"+
>jack graduated in engineering & demonstrated<
>to his family an impressive robot he had made<
+(GOOGLE : EUGENE RAY+
+ / HADRON COLLIDER)+
>on graduation morning / thoughts of the great<
>hadron collider near geneva came to my head<
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
 +"CONTACT IN THE DESERT"+
>another >engineering issue i couldn't help<
>but think of is >back engineering of UFO<
+(GOOGLE : EUGENE RAY+
+ / BACK ENGINEERING)+
>craft that has >advanced modern< design<
>in a very large number of profound ways<
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
 +LOS ANGELES+
>is my favorite american modern city<
>(new orleans / historical) google my<
>blogs on los angeles architecture &<
+(L. A. IS WHERE >ROBERT+
+WOOD phd >DISCOVERED+
+the >TRUTH ABOUT UFOs)+
>focus banham's profound book :"los<
>angeles architecture of 4 ecologies"<
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
+"HOTEL ANGELENO"+
>was >remodeled from a classic< round<
>"holiday inn" tower hotel< that >i had<
+(GOOGLE : EUGENE RAY+
+>>>> / LOS ANGELES)+
>enjoyed w/ >marian & marianne< over<
>many years of los angeles pilgrimages<
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
+CENTURY CITY+
>the view from our >9th floor room in<
>hotel angeleno was over freeway 405<
+(GOOGLE : EUGENE RAY /+
+WESTWOOD VILLAGE)+
>toward westwood village and century<
>city (old 20th c. fox studio) in the fog<
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
                                      
+DEREK RAY+
>our son, also graduated from UCLA and<
>w/ pride i think of his  >work in helping<
+(GOOGLE :> DEREK RAY /+
+"READER" / "EL FARO")+
>at "el faro? orphanage in tijauna / >he took<
>the photo there / >read his "reader" article<
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
                                     
+JACK & MOM+
>marianne's smile >lighted< up the sala of the<
>la valencia hotel and >won my heart so long<
+(JUDY MCPARLANE A+
+MOM TO REMEMBER)+
>ago / what a joy to see that radiance present<
>in daughter judy & grandson jack mcparlane<
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
>(note : >judy mcparlene's generosity< to<
>society has made her special to everyone<
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
+JACK, GRAMMA & MOM+
>intelligence is also strong in the DNA of<
>marianne's descendants / >judy and jack<
+(MARIANNE and JUDY's +
+>TEACHING TALENTS)+
>& gramma marianne >w/ much evidence<
>of scholarship / teaching a vital vocation<
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
+JACK, MOM & EMILY+
>a new smile in the >alchemy of mcparlane<
>radiance is that of  jack's girl friend, emily<
+(SMILES ARE A VERY+
+GREAT INVENTION)+
>aguilar / >such a boost to one's day to be<
>in such >romantic, bright optimistic light<
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
 >the class of 2016 is prominently asian &<
>we must admire the asian scholarship / in<
+(MY STUDENT KOTARO+
+NOW THE  DEPT. HEAD)+
>my career at SDSU >asian students were<
>excellent & make great american citizens<
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
+(LIFE IS NOT THEM AND US+
+WE are ALL >ONE< ON THIS+
>(wisdom is our best guide<
>in >difficult< earth times)<
+RADIANT  PLANET EARTH+
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
 +UCLA  GRADUATION+
>as i sat in the >famed pawley pavilion and<
>watched the >grads march in to the sound<
>of inspiring music, tears came to my eyes<
+(GRAD CEREMONY SOUND+
+ / POIGNANT MEMORIES)+
>marian had won the >phi beta kappa key<
>at graduation via night school and derek<
>had worked night jobs for UCLA degree<
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
+JACK, DAD & MOM+
>a friendly & powerful force fueling jack's<
>great achievement >(UCLA is a difficult<
>school just to get in) is jacks smiling dad<
+(JOHN MCPARLANE A+
+DAD TO REMEMBER)+
>john mcparlane >whose life is admirable<
>the way he worked up the success ladder<
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
>(note :  >john's kindness< to others has<
>made him special to all who know him)<
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
+GRADUATION PARTY /+
+(I WAS >HONORED TO+
+BE >INCLUDED HERE)+
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
>it was >wonderful to walk around the<
>UCLA campus honoring the years of<
>jack, marianne, & derek @ royce hall<
+(ROYCE HALL >IS THE+
+PRIME UCLA DESIGN)+
>architect david allison gave marianne<
>& his daughter a show of drawings of<
>royce hall on a memorable 1940s day<
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
+ELLA MARIE, >JACK'S SISTER+
+HAS a U. of ARIZONA DEGREE+
>(ellie is already teaching<
>in the san diego schools)<
+& starts EDUCATION MASTERS+
+STUDY @ SDSU this AUTUMN+ !
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
>my prediction is that jack shall<
>emerge an engineering leader /<
>plus he >admires his uncle jim<
+(JACK HAS INHERITED+
+BENEVOLENT VISION)+
+& ENGINEER TALENT)+
>laub's volunteer effort aiding a<
>medical program for 3rd world<
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

+DEREK TOO >HAS THAT+
>(shall write more about<
>derek >in a future blog)<
+MULTI-TALENTED FUEL+
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
eugene ray, mfa, architect
professor emeritus, sdsu



1 comment:

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