Monthly Archives: June 2012

views from the end of june

from paris to amsterdam to utrecht to sheffield (via london), via trains, planes, boats, and cars, the end of june has been a bit of an academic whirlwind. the soft landing of the hospitality of friends and no-longer-strangers was especially … Continue reading

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when it rains…

… sometimes it pours and sometimes things look shiny and new. this week, in the city of light both were true and in the glimpses of sun and dryness amidst the mist, the landscape of sound came truly alive. i … Continue reading

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not a trick — just the sun’s normal plays of light

10:02 pm, after the rain one minute later. i mean it.

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Encore la Seine, toujours la Seine

And again I ask myself: what exactly is this life I’m living? If it’s a dream, don’t wake me please. Scenes seen along and near the Seine last night: (click on pics for larger, better view)

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getting unstuck

Procrastination is the only religion I practice. Religiously. And every now and then, I find a gem like this collection of quotes about writing, including the following choice words from writers and more: We die. That may be the meaning … Continue reading

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blocked

There aren’t even crickets chirping inside my head — that’s how bad this spell of writer’s block is. The frustrating thing about writer’s block isn’t that the words don’t come forth. It’s that they are too scared to even exist … Continue reading

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out from refuge

The rains fell hard the past several days, allowing the sun to peek through with some regularity just this weekend. As if following in barometric symphonic succession, the muses seemed to be on strike and the familiar rhythms of lexicon … Continue reading

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(im)mortality

“And when he died, I suddenly realized I wasn’t crying for him at all, but for all the things he did.” Those words, from Ray Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451, were tweeted and retweeted with great frequency in the past 48 hours. … Continue reading

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walking home

evening sprinkles + bright sun + just the right cloud density = (see below)   (not bad for a 200th post… yup, 200.)

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endless summer nights*

ok, it’s not quite summer but as the calendar approaches the solstice and the days get longer, the effect is especially glorious on this side of the atlantic. i’ll post a few pics of the very late setting sun soon, … Continue reading

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stories we find amidst intersecting worlds

Each day, if we bother to listen, the world stands at the ready to teach us something. Yesterday, while attending one of the numerous and if not state-sanctioned then certainly state-encouraged diamond jubilee street parties, I had occasion to glean … Continue reading

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jubileetion

snaps from around town on day one of the extended jubilee celebration. there seems to be no shortage of bunting — yes, i learned what bunting was, finally; seems to be the price of admission, this summer anyway — nor … Continue reading

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Not a bad way to start the day

Goldberg variations. On the steel drums. Underground in the metro.

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