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Sunday morning cafe

I get lost in words — on the page, spoken by others around me, the new ones that swirl with the old ones in my head. Smells, sweet and savory, waft in my direction and then move swiftly away. The … Continue reading

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And, so… (Part 1)

When your reading list looks like this, there’s only one thing to do.

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Slip and fall

  The almost-gash on my leg, just below my knee, refuses to bleed. The indentation, the size of a large staple, taunts me as if it is daring me to take a closer look, knowing full well that the sight … Continue reading

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it’s the people, stupid

While contemplating ways to turn my sabbatical into a full time gig, another thought has been slow to develop, awaiting, it seems, for the right combination of stop bath and fixer to come together for the image to render. The … Continue reading

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must do lists

We all have them, must do lists that we enact even if we aren’t aware of them. That list of things we do to acclimate ourselves in new surroundings. For some, it’s connecting with friends and family, for others it’s … Continue reading

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teenage wasteland

the song comes on overhead, here at fleet river bakery where the early-morning rush has given way to a mid-morning buzz, and i am instantly transported to the many other times i’ve heard and been consumed by this song. getting … Continue reading

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a right rainy day

there’s a light rain falling here today. and by that i do mean that the droplets literally feel lighter, as if this is water of a lighter density falling from the skies above. not quite meant to evoke notions of … Continue reading

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Montreal, la version longue

I am counting the 12-hour train journey as part of this Montreal chronicle, which began when the train I boarded before daybreak left Philadelphia at 5:52a and arrived in Montreal after sunset, at 7:33p. The sky was beginning to lighten slowly … Continue reading

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cafe bleu

A cafe that does not offer free wifi is a rarity in these parts — northeastern United States. Yet La Colombe, tucked away with a touch of Euro-snobbery on 19th street, between Sansom and Walnut Streets in Philadelphia is a … Continue reading

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sunday morning

We were never a sunday-morning-ritual sort of family, at least not that I can recall — I add that caveat because my sister often tells me that I tend to mis-remember or had wildly different experiences growing up in the … Continue reading

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if i designed the perfect notebook cover

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one day in sydney

in total, i spent 3 nights and parts of 4 days in sydney on my way back from tasmania en route back to the states. what follows is a brief listing of where the wind took me on one of … Continue reading

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two new cafes

more about these and other cafes here

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garnishes

i was going to write a post of pleas to my fellow human beings so that we might live more harmoniously together. and then i received this sandwich delivered to me at my absolute favorite so. philly cafe by one … Continue reading

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