Monthly Archives: April 2009

Collecting bowls and such

While meditating the other day, these visions flowed in: Carved jade bowls, the stony sides of mountains reflecting sunshine, translucent stone, the translucency of celadon-glazed Chinese porcelain, and the colors of thin sheets of jade and rust against light, over … Continue reading

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What a remix can do

Open it up, cut the edges sharper, make it jump, deliver a richer experience. Case in point, “Gora gora rang” by Imran Khan. share?

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Callery pears

Callery pears, their white lace and cream like Watteau; the etchiness of oaks in bud, scribbled high. Reach for the sky, the sap’s up! As sweet and raw as a wood fire am I, and sad as the sea. What … Continue reading

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Frederick Seidel, poetry, love

On the weekend, I read an article in the NYTimes about Frederick Seidel, whom I’d never heard of. He reads six of his own poems in a multimedia piece attached to the article. His six readings, which last less than … Continue reading

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Back on the chopping block

When I start a blog, I have a sense of a theme and try to write the blog conversationally. As I struggle to express my thoughts, I walk around my points and use too many words. share?

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Tough love, 3 versions

(1) “Still in love?” she asked. “Yes,” I said. share?

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Constructionist cooking: what is it?

Constructionist cooking: what is it? Last night I put half a turkey breast, sea salt, two dried Turkish bay leaves, and water (to cover plus an inch) into a slow cooker on low, and forgot about it. share?

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Card models

This pic of Chateau de Belcayre on the France’s Vezere River is the first in a slideshow from a travel article about canoeing in the lovely Dordogne Valley region of France by Christopher Shaw*, in today’s NYTimes.com (click on the … Continue reading

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Spring appetite

Spring appetite: I want some toasted almonds (a must in April!), a red pear, and some toast, and to walk on the beach in bare feet, even if it’s clammy and cold outside, and a hug from a particular someone … Continue reading

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