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It’s too hot

This was about to turn into a rant about heat, humidity, and the horribly oppressive weather the east coast has been suffering for the past several days… But instead, I’ll just share a few pics from the weeks I spent … Continue reading

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When next I am in London…

More advice from the movie maestro: Roger Ebert’s lost book The Perfect London Walk In which he writes, “I felt a freedom in London I’ve never felt anywhere.” In this we are in agreement…

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A tale of two Wimbledons

Wimbledon — Take 1 Tuesday, Wimbledon Day 2. The travelers are weary, but spirited. Picadilly from Russell Square to District Line to Wimbledon transfer from Earl’s Court. The travelers are surrounded by even more spirited event-goers: faces painted, outfits coordinated, … Continue reading

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Brighton beach memoirs

Ventured out to Brighton today to gather with some colleagues; this was the view from our Brighton colleague’s flat: What must be the sensation of looking out and seeing the tide ebb and flow ad infinitum just steps away? … … Continue reading

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Happy Solstice!

Each year the solstice creeps up as if by surprise — or maybe that’s just in my case. Solstice traditions abound, yet I am familiar with none save at a superficial level. What I do know is that on this … Continue reading

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‘Spacious’ living

When I emailed my aunt and uncle to let them know that I was once again back in Londontown, my aunt cheekily asked whether I had returned to the ‘spacious’ flat where I had stayed for several months last year. … Continue reading

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The allure of a soft boiled egg

For Christmas, my ever-clever, thoughtful, and quirky mother-in-law gifted me with two beautifully painted egg cups as part of my stocking. I repacked them carefully for their transport back to the city when I returned here at the end of … Continue reading

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A case of the “last year, this time…”

I was fine with it, finally settling into the reality (lo, these many months later) that I am no longer on sabbatical; that I have returned to campus; that my obligations to the institution have resumed their primacy in my … Continue reading

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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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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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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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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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