April 11, 2010

This isn’t normal bedside reading.



March 11, 2010

These made my day.

Listening: The Senate, Ocean Song


March 3, 2010

Two slices of pumpkin beer bread, toasted, buttered, one with honey and one with cinnamon sugar. And tea. And clementines.

I didn’t take a picture today, but I did think about Sicily.

Listening: Iron & Wine, Bird Stealing Bread


February 28, 2010

If Dutch were more beautiful than Italian, I would switch to Dutch landscape. But alas. It isn’t.


February 26, 2010

So how did the clementine-preservation adventure turn out? Well, I think it singlehandedly redeemed my day.

Listening: The wind whistling through our stairwell


February 24, 2010

A day for imaginary letters: Dear Aurelia Protogenia and Aurelia Quintilla, you are not forgotten. Dear hinterland: yes, the metropolis is still aware of its obligations. Sometimes. Dear Saipua, thank you for the awesome clippers.

Listening: J. Tillman, Above All Men.


February 17, 2010

There ought to be a poem about doing laundry on Ash Wednesday.

Listening: Rilo Kiley, Hail to Whatever You Found in the Sunlight That Surrounds You.


February 16, 2010

I will never cease to be amused by people who wear boat shoes in the snow.

Listening: Neko Case, This Tornado Loves You


February 9, 2010

I think there are some crossed wires in my brain. Difficult things are very, very simple & easy things are very, very hard.

Sometimes retail therapy is the only antidote for too much quality time.

Listening: Animal Collective, In the Flowers


January 18, 2010

Every time I water these little live things, let me remember walking around Williamsburg; remember the astonishing subversiveness of unexpected beauty stashed away, hiding in the plain sight of a decaying world.

Listening: Hanne Hukkelberg, The Pirate.