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Proof it Sometimes Pays to Do Nothing — a very short story

Tuesday, 7:33 or so in the pm; if one tried, the barest hints of the passing day were still visible (or maybe that was just wishful thinking). Groceries slung over my shoulders, nestled safely inside my unintentionally socially conscious canvas … Continue reading

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A Christmas story

My father’s birthday falls about a week before Christmas and for the past several years my siblings and I have had some local chocolates delivered to his place of business. There is much fanfare, his employees are also able to … Continue reading

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Shock and awe

The truth is, while I personally hate to lecture, I thoroughly enjoy attending them — even when the lecturing occurs in the backdrop of my increasingly confused state of mind. This was the case when the professor who taught a … Continue reading

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In the aftermath

A friend texted me to say that the images coming out of New York City in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy look like they belong in a disaster film. I couldn’t agree more. Despite the howling winds on Monday night, … Continue reading

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friday funnies

a mindset to avoid at all costs… via @hyperallergic — a fun twitter find; kind of like @vulture, with a serious (read: xtra amped) twist.

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Speed bumps remind us to slow down

My office should be declared an archaeological dig site. I have spent the better part of two hours doing nothing but excavating, occasionally — ok, frequently dusting off folders, books, questionable objects that have not been used or moved in … Continue reading

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happy

Sydney Pollack’s documentary about architect Frank Gehry — the one who designed the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, Spain, the crazy mind behind LA’s Disney Concert Hall, and other distinct structures that demand passers-by pay attention — includes extensive looks at … Continue reading

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“…under every deep a lower deep opens”

An editorial note: The title for this post was originally going to be “…but every end is a beginning,” which WordPress informed me was already the name of a previous post made almost exactly one year ago, near the beginning … 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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of poets and friends

“The poet speaks only those thoughts that come unbidden, like the wind that stirs the trees, and men cannot help but listen. He is not listened to, but heard.”

Thoreau, May 6, 1841, Journal

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i miss…

the brollies and the wellies, greens, parks, squares, and closes, rain mist so fine you won’t need that facial appointment, (nor the aforementioned brolly), because the sun will be shining soon enough. just wait. (and we/they do.) a ten-minute, guilt-free … Continue reading

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Plucked and re-seeded

It’s not the heat that hits me first, it’s the promise of a different temperature that the pilot announces a short while before our descent into the Philadelphia airport. His voice is nasal in tone — but not nearly as … Continue reading

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living life in fortnights

We make — or perhaps it’s more apt to say that we are made to make — 5-year plans, imagine and establish life goals, and often organize ourselves enough to know what the next day or hour is going to … Continue reading

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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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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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