Archive for the ‘memento mori’ Category

~goodbye, grace jones street~

Sunday, October 30th, 2016

Thanks for la vie en rose.

~watch that man~

Friday, May 20th, 2016

Soho sighting, Crosby Street at Spring Street.

~glitter shiva~

Sunday, January 17th, 2016

On day seven of the glitter shiva, snow.


Wednesday, January 13th, 2016

I think just for today I will avoid beating the now weighted path I’ve trod every few days of the last years–to the library and, by default, Bowie’s house. It feels strange, maudlin even, to mourn in this way a man I’ve never met. I share a glance with the occasional bleary-eyed oldster coming from […]

~thanks from the strange kids~

Monday, January 11th, 2016

For two years I’ve lived a few blocks from David Bowie and Iman’s loft on Lafayette Street in SoHo. Their place is directly above the library branch I visit a couple times a week and I’ve imagined I would see him one day, catching a cab or putting out the recycling. I knew when that […]

~galeries d’anatomie comparée et de paléontologie~

Saturday, December 12th, 2015

~musée de la chasse et de la nature~

Friday, December 11th, 2015

We had a field trip to the Musée de la Chasse et de la Nature to see the exquisite Walton Ford exhibit. More than any other, the Beast of Gevaudan is derived from the human imagination. It has never existed in reality. In the nineteenth century seemed a very interesting book called Extraordinary Popular Delusions […]


Wednesday, December 9th, 2015

~venice: san michele~

Saturday, September 26th, 2015

A vaporetto trip to Isola di San Michele, an island cemetery with rows of Cypress and a marble church designed in 1469. Lots of photographs I’ll let speak for themselves.

~puglia tre~

Monday, September 14th, 2015

Heading to breakfast we discovered swifts circling their own. These birds have been a totem animal for us since our first EU adventure and even grace our wedding bands. We had worried that we’d missed their season, but as the region’s tiny foxes with glowing eyes greeted us just as we spoke aloud the seeming […]

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