December 31, 2015
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December 30, 2015
Maybe this picture will one day help me answer my all-too-frequent question around the neighborhood: "What used to be there?"
December 28, 2015
December 27, 2015
December 25, 2015
December 24, 2015
I'm starting to worry that the only snow I'm going to see any time soon will be in a globe. (more…)
December 23, 2015
You just have to keep going, we decided at our annual review over dinner. It's the only time we talk about our relationship, & we usual keep it to:
We've known each other approximately 13,280 days, since the summer of 1979.
People seem to either get more irritated by each other as time goes on, or less. We are fortunate that for us it's the latter. Still the lovelight.
December 22, 2015
This, however: no idea. It's a couple of feet high & there are nails pounded into all those sticking-out bits.
It seems no more functional than the yellow crate but not necessarily art.
The mysterious East (Village).
December 21, 2015
This 24 Days of Discard isn't so hard.
December 20, 2015
An hour-long business phone call.
Read (reading) several books: Elizabeth Bishop, Adam DeGraff, John Le Carré.
Threw out a pair of tights, a shirt, & a few more shards of glass from the giant mirror I accidentally broke on Friday.
Thank you notes to Paul for the party, Willis for the calendar, my sister for the shortbread.
A medium-long walk, trying to get up to the 6,793 steps I vowed to take today.
Maggie's & my weekly meet-up, where we analyze how the previous week has gone & what we plan to do in the days to come.
It might seem like a lot but it didn't seem like a lot.
December 18, 2015
I was in the security line at the airport a couple of years ago, & the sign along the way warned us that snow globes were not allowed in carry-on. Maybe we were supposed to already know that guns and explosives weren't, because the only specific caution was for snow globes. I asked the guy checking tickets, who finally saw my point and kind of laughed but had no explanation.
December 17, 2015
At that point, finally, I saw the light & got off the phone. Then I (more…)
December 16, 2015
Immediately after I took this picture, I turned it into bread pudding (eggs, milk, coconut milk, apricot jam (also from Eli), mascarpone, raisins, cinnamon, a little honey). Let me tell you, it was really good. Eli knows bread!
December 15, 2015
All their stuff is expensive. Who pays $1,000 for an uncomfortable chair? I suppose people who trust only in what things cost—who know the price of everything & the value of nothing, to quote Oscar Wilde.
December 14, 2015
You can't tell from this photo, but Mukshi—who teaches math—has the brightest eyes I've ever seen.
December 13, 2015
Could I put all the English counties on the map in the right place? Probably not. For that matter, I don't know that I could rattle off the Canadian provinces in geographic order. And I still can hardly believe there's a country in Europe called Moldova. (more…)
December 11, 2015
December 10, 2015
Work harder, work better, pour yourself into it.
Also, get more sleep & take B vitamins.
December 9, 2015
Varda's in town monopolizing me, hence these very short posts!
December 8, 2015
December 7, 2015
December 6, 2015
December 4, 2015
* A non-working electric pot.
* Some raggedy washcloths. The dirty ones to the trash, the clean ones to the textile recycling bag, which will get dropped off at Tompkins Sq Park on Sunday.
December 3, 2015
December 2, 2015
The good parts: I tossed a bunch of books & cassette tapes, found some money ($14), & am going to see a friend tonight.
December 1, 2015
Oh, & I started my latest 24 Days of Discard. So far: 3 pairs of shoes, 3 books & a CD rack have left my office forever.