Monthly Archives: April 2012

Originally posted on The Daily Bubble Tea:
Going Up [1 of 30] In early March, I challenged myself to photograph a jump a day for thirty days. I made my challenge public to anyone who would listen and even did…

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cities and books and a few more looks

The concept of “stumbling-upon” is ever alive and well. Most recently, while visiting the author Teju Cole’s facebook page to locate a link to one of his recent audio interviews (in which he talks about his latest small fates project … Continue reading

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place based reads — or: as long as we’re going to sit for a spell…

Before the move to New York nearly eight years ago was even a possibility, my viewing and reading seemed to gravitate toward texts that were situated in that dynamic city. Perhaps there’s no reason to read anything into the geographies of … Continue reading

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on the fragility of power

“All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent.”

Thomas Jefferson

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in other words, stop sitting so much

As if in a mystically orchestrated cosmic response to the Slate article on (lack of) walking, The Atlantic Monthly has published a short piece describing an Australian study that reaffirms the findings of many other studies that have come before … Continue reading

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walking — the great american shame

In a recently published article in Slate, Americans’ general lack of walking is matter-of-factly declared a crisis. Adults and children alike in this vast country walk far less than in its industrialized counterparts, i.e., Britain, Switzerland, Japan, and others. Part … Continue reading

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To conference

Does one attend a conference? Participate in a conference? Learn from or at a conference? Go to a conference? With increasing frequency, these gatherings of people who presumably share some elements of inquiry or interest in and about the social, … Continue reading

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an art walk of sorts

In between shifting geographies — and the rituals of settling and resettling, unpacking and packing, taking inventory and organizing — I find the act of revisiting photographs to open up a soothing, even therapeutic space. The eye focuses on different … Continue reading

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Reasons I’m moving to London*

1. Ordering tea almost always means a pot of the sweet elixir, complete with the appropriate fixins: milk and sweetener of choice. (honey for me) 2. Less than three hours from Paris. C’mon on. 3. People here are born with … Continue reading

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in picture

What the coming of the cold front (mentioned in a previous post) looked like — mind you, a mere half a day earlier the sun was shining gleefully. I don’t care what Elmore Leonard says. As a reader, I certainly … Continue reading

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The City from the Child’s Eye View

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“Children see beauty in things we no longer notice.”

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preparation

A chill has returned to the London air. Rain, too, although none has escaped the sky yet today. In the elevator yesterday afternoon, one of the residents, an older gentleman dressed in a black raincoat and clutching a slightly wet … Continue reading

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Another walk through the city

After a while, I had to stop taking photos. Every step, every turn of the head and blink of an eye called up familiar sensations from the past and brought the world into ever newer focus. But here are a … Continue reading

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A picture walk through the city

Seine at first sight Musee d’Orsay by day And by night Love lock along the Seine A namesake of sorts Architectural stories E’s very excellent recommendation Inside Shakespeare & Company City view Wall coverings Chez Mona Lisa Everywhere you look … Continue reading

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According to Baldwin

A single post cannot begin to sum up a few days of being on Parisian time. And as I write this, the unfinished Cyprus post echoes to me from somewhere on the back burner of my consciousness. The stories, as … Continue reading

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