Monthly Archives: December 2011

responsibility of privilege

No one warned me about the guilt. It was all happy, happy, joy and fun. The time, they would emphasize, to do this and that and so much else. To contemplate, to reflect, to breathe, to become rejuvenated. To be … Continue reading

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winter light

   

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unsolicited sound advice (from the internet, not yours truly!)

It isn’t clear whether the universe is trying to communicate something of importance to the earth’s inhabitants*, but the delivery of multimodal missives and messages that have flitted across my various inboxes, feeds, and walls reverberate with a degree of … Continue reading

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friendship

Friend.ship. A ship of friends?  Ship of fools? Bateau d’amis ou de fous? Pronounced: frend-ship. Two short vowel sounds. “e” like feather or let or Jeff. “i” like lip or listen or whither. When do we know we are friends … Continue reading

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the year in pop — 2011

i was waiting for it, and was going to write some musings about DJ Earworm’s pop music compilation that i look forward to each year, but then i read the musings of slate‘s forrest wickman and realized that i could … Continue reading

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good tidings and good intentions

woody guthrie‘s new year’s resolutions (via @boingboing) i especially love the sketches made to emphasize the resolutions — see for example next to #31, the outstretched hug and kiss (Smack!) to the world on the bottom right.  and #15 — … Continue reading

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fetes and mingles

What makes something — a place, a language, food — feel like home? And, perhaps conversely, in what ways do our assumed homes — that is, those sites or locations that bear a resemblance to our external appearances, our practices, … Continue reading

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manhattan triptych — part 3

We slip easily into routines – our bodies, our reactions, our expressions, what we are pulled toward and that which we resist. And when those routines, of thought or practice or being, are jarred by story or facts or experience, … Continue reading

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cities made visible

i spent part of the past 24 hours moving in and out of the cityscapes described in italo calvino’s “invisible cities” that are being brought to life by artist colleen corradi brannigan. read more in an article about this effort … Continue reading

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manhattan triptych — part 2

Friday in the Apple Pre-9:00 am subway ride; the closeness of strangers. Who needs a coat with the heat emanating from thousands of riders? Cart coffee: small, milk, 1 splenda. In a familiar, blue and white cup. Damn my environmentally … Continue reading

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manhattan triptych — part 1

Renunciation Form You – of flesh, blood and bone, who art without paper bearing apt signature – have been relieved of your existence. I – seated comfortably (as I shift uncomfortably) behind double-plated, bullet proof glass, practicing the cacophonous melody … Continue reading

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a world seen, a world heard

just one of several (of millions) photos that tell the story of this past year — as documented in buzzfeed’s 45 most powerful images of 2011. — as other collections of images come past my inbox or twitter feed, i’ll … Continue reading

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saturday afternoon with a three-year-old

Grown-ups never understand anything for themselves, and it is tiresome for children to be always and forever explaining things to them. ~Saint-Exupéry, The Little Prince, 1943 In went a small notebook with the letter H on the front, surrounded by … Continue reading

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you can take the girl out of the campus

But apparently she’ll just find another campus to go to. Attending a symposium on media, theory, and production that flashed up on my twitter feed a week ago. I flagged it, rsvp’d, still wasn’t sure I was going to attend. … Continue reading

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11348 – meta post

December 1st. If I follow from the declaration made in the first post on this blog, today is the first day of the sixth month of my sabbatical. Wow. The recent completion of NaNoWriMo seems a good a time as … Continue reading

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