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Feeling good

After my last post, and especially at the dawn of a new a year, it seems fitting to hit the reset button and start at a different starting point. Musings to come in a subsequent post; for now, a three-part … Continue reading

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Mad dash (or, the Storm before the Calm before the Storm)

Yesterday, I awoke with a start — what day was it? Where was I? What time of which day was it? And then, a calming thought: it was only Saturday. Despite two previous days free from meetings and human conversation … Continue reading

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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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Sun-day Afternoon

The song playing in my mind (and now on my laptop) is “Tuesday Afternoon” by the Moody Blues, although for the better part of three hours I was singing “Sunday afternoon” to myself. Tuesday, afternoon, I’m just beginning to see, … Continue reading

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A sampling of one photo a day

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Lilies at sunset

my one for today. and, thanks to the yahoo/flickr merger that allots each user one terabyte of storage, the totality of my photographic experimentations whilst on sabbatical have once again been restored. (at least until the system becomes yet another … Continue reading

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March redemption

After playing with our emotions and getting on our bad sides, March is trying to squeeze in some points for good behavior. Early spring sky, double take

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Impeccable sky

hello persephone, nice to see you again.

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Quote of the day

"There’s not necessarily a formula, but more so a construct." — Doublespeakeasy, in a faculty meeting, in the morning. I should find out what that means, but I’d rather learn what’s hidden in this guy’s bundle of multicolored notebooks out … Continue reading

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Have legs, will amble

It’s that time again, for branches to emerge as spindly remembrances of their former, leafy selves. No doubt some of the former fall foliage was blown away by the storms of the past fortnight… This, taken just days after Sandy … Continue reading

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time…

…is a funny thing. Not “haha” funny, more like “ain’t that a damn shame” kind of funny… The kind that leads one to drink or cry rather than belly laugh or giggle (and if one is belly laughing or giggling, … Continue reading

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Snow’s white

Snow started to fall, started to zig and zag maniacally at the whim of the winds and all at once. The first snowfall — that is, the first snow burst of the season. This was another day that had forgotten … 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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Sand(y)storm

I admit it. When I first saw the email telling me that our university, like so many other institutions on the eastern seaboard, was closed, I experienced a distinct burst of giddiness. A day “off” is the thought I dared … Continue reading

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Stories people tell me (1)

I can’t promise this is exactly how the storytellers worded them, but what follows is how I heard the stories unfold. Below, the first of three heard this past week. Story 1 – graduate student, my office, in response to … Continue reading

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