Archive for the ‘tomes & scribbling’ Category

~ghost flower~

Saturday, July 4th, 2020

This weekend, dear friends came up to stay in our guest digs and meet us on the porch for some experimental socially distanced revelry.  On the fourth, we spatchcocked a chicken (along with grilled peaches and grilled Caesar salad) and christened our new-to-us bbq, but first hiked a nearby conservancy we’d yet to visit. The […]

~pondering prophets~

Wednesday, October 23rd, 2019

As we moved through Modica’s melancholy decay and many shades of green, I pondered the possible significance of the gifts of Siracusa, two of which tie to melancholy myths of prophets—one beheaded, one disbelieved and eventually murdered. I love the notion of being a conduit for messages from the beyond, as writing sometimes feels. I […]

~dandy in the underworld~

Monday, September 23rd, 2019

Dead moth and burgeoning butterfly balanced the equinox scales today.

~b-boy bouillabaisse~

Thursday, January 17th, 2019

~gothically grand~

Sunday, December 16th, 2018

The atelier of Margaret Braun: artist pictured above, art-inspired smooch stolen below. A couple views from favorite zinc bar of Cafe Luxembourg. 34th Street drizzly fog. Satanic messenger bag spotted at the Frankenstein show at the Morgan Library. Detail of Henry Fuseli’s The Nightmare. Smaller than I’d imagined it, but gothically grand. A lock once […]

~24 hours in NYC~

Friday, December 7th, 2018

Soccer in the Village. Washington Square Park. Waverly Diner. Backside of Ireland House. Old Haunt. Times Square — someone shilling “naked” nuts dressed Botticelli’s Venus in “punk” clothes, then undressed her, pants first. Annual work party, Bowlmor Lanes, Times Square. Ali was all strikes and spares. This Pizza Cake with fireworks also happened.

~house of mirth~

Thursday, August 2nd, 2018

After a lovely lecture, our friend graciously inscribed his book, as just beyond, in Lady Wharton’s garden… the Queen Anne’s Lace blossomed, the jewel beetles got it on (dig that extended leg), and other creatures got up to no good whatsoever…

~morning edit~

Thursday, July 12th, 2018

A bit of scrivening in Mom’s garden, and beneath Mom’s canopy.

~fools of april~

Sunday, April 1st, 2018

24 hours in NYC: a friend’s 50th, another’s housewarming, and Easter/Passover walk in Central Park post Zabar’s matzo ball soup.

~go ask alice~

Wednesday, May 31st, 2017

Psychoactive Amanita muscaria in our front yard. Effects include perceived shift in scale (macropsia/micropsia), and it’s thought to have inspired Charles Dodgson’s caterpillar stool in Alice in Wonderland. ~update~ Two days later, our new neighbor has fully opened and changed color.  

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