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Such great photos. It's
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- “The sky is one whole,
the water another; and between
two infinities the
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fond of the last two stanzas,
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fascinated by those who go on
although I know I
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i never wrote your epitaph, but if i did
i'd say you liked hermes ties and hot dogs,
linen handkerchiefs and bikini briefs,
the opera, paris, oysters on the half-shell,
bookbinder's soup, pickled herring,
tennyson and longfellow,
french cha… Read full post »
The breaking news, confirmed by Apple, that Steve Jobs has lost his seven-plus year battle with cancer is indeed sad. He was a genius, a visionary, and changed the world.
May he rest in peace.
photo from the Apple homepage
People have been asking with increasing regularity recently when I plan to head south. It's a little like asking Mary Poppins when she plans to move on to the next family.
When the wind changes.
I'm sure there are those, many in fact, who go through everything right away… Read full post »
I was in third grade or thereabouts when the U.S. Government decided to flood the Green River valley.
We called it the Seeds-ke-Dee, like the trappers and traders before us, explorers and Native Americans who had inhabited the land or passed through it, leaving trails and petroglyphs, and occa… Read full post »
Our collective 21st century consciousness is bookended by an apple--one in Eden, another in Cupertino.
I dreamt last night of Warren Buffett, Warren Buffett in the back seat of an old convertible mugging for the camera with Charlie Munger, Warren Buffett enjoying a Dilly Bar from Dairy… Read full post »
Something there is about going home, sagebrush and barbed wire, whether thirty years have passed or three, the mountains always in your blood, your collective memory, where wild mustangs run free.
Danes… Read full post »
When asked what his favorite memory was of the JFK inauguration, my husband would faithfully respond, "Hearing Frost."
For it was on that January morning in Washington something of consequence, amid the monuments, the snow, the cold. The poet.
January 20, 1961.
"The land was ours… Read full post »
Casey Anthony listens to testimony during the state of Florida's case against her. (AP photo/Red Huber)
From the beginning, the case of the State of Florida v. Casey Marie Anthony has been about one thing, the selling of Casey Anthony. While it might have appeared on the surface t… Read full post »
The '68 Chevy paneled wagon was warm and purring already in the Wyoming frost by the time Dad plucked us from our beds in the middle of the night and tucked us, still in pajamas, into neatly arranged sleeping bags in the back.
By breakfast, we'd be pulling… Read full post »
I'm doing something this week I never expected to do in my lifetime: driving cross-country alone. . .well, not alone exactly. . .with a dog and a bird. If that sounds like a circus train that derailed somewhere back apiece, well, it is. And it did.
It's not like I… Read full post »
". . piece of cake (*fingersnap*), Bren." ~ from Sixteen Candles
we've overstayed our welcome, you and i
the candles dimmed, our hostess gone to bed
there's nowhere here for us to lay our head
let's raise another sláinte for the dead
then we'll be… Read full post »
My father was the first to show me what it meant to be fully human, fully vulnerable, in spite of being the Jitterbug King.
He never pretended to be perfect.
Make no mistake, he was pretty darned good. Most girls, especially oldest, especially "daddy's girls," take their father for… Read full post »
Two years ago, June 16, 2009, I tiptoed for the first time into Open Salon.
A year ago, on the one-year anniversary, I blogged this:
I love liza Donnelly. There, I've said it.
In the 80's I used to snip little Roz Chast cartoons out of the New… Read full post »
you only come to me in dreams now
soft, blurred-edged, never sharp
two colors, green and black,
maybe some tan
and words not really spoken
i bend in the cottage, closing,
ask you to walk the dog
you step outside
photo:… Read full post »
Of all the strange pieces of information I've discovered online in recent days during the Casey Anthony trial, one of the strangest points to the possibility that she confessed to the murder of her daughter in a very real way, leaving a trail of breadcrumbs.
The young mother accused of murdering… Read full post »
Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-NY) totes his laundry in Queens Saturday, June 11, 2011. (AP Photo/David Karp)
The New York Times is reporting Saturday afternoon that New York congressman Anthony Weiner, embroiled in controversy the past couple of weeks, has entered a treatment cent… Read full post »
I love two things: Paris, and Woody Allen movies.
It was clear from the open scenes in "Midnight in Paris" that this was a love letter to the City of Light in the same way his "Manhattan" was a love letter to that island. We see Paris the way… Read full post »
"My father always promised us that we would live in France/We'd go boating on the Seine, and I would learn to dance." - Judy Collins
It came like a thief in the night, really. He'd always been healthy, second oldest of te… Read full post »
Just when you think a story can't get any weirder, it does.
The New York Times is reporting late this afternoon that Huma Abedin, 35, the wife of Congressman Anthony Weiner (D-NY), 46, is pregnant with their first child.
The couple was married in July 2010 by Bill Clinton. The bride… Read full post »
Formal wedding portrait of Huma Abedin and Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-NY), July 2010, Long Island, a photograph that could be more appropriately titled "The Goddess and the Dork from New York." (AP Photo/Barbara Kinney)
When word first leaked that the Schwarzenegger-Shriver power marr… Read full post »
If you were inclined to Google "lessons" and "Weinergate" this week you'd find enough to complete your summer reading. Even before the semi-disgraced politician's late Monday confession that yes, he had irresponsibly tweeted a crotch shot to a young woman not his wife and then fai… Read full post »
If we stood facing the faraway Mexican border in childhood, our backs to Canada, Denver was on our far left, the eastern edge of our frontier.
We didn't imagine further, except in the pages of books or in dark theaters where newsreels and cartoons still preceded the ten cent… Read full post »