Monthly Archives: January 2011
Today’s prompt: Go someplace where people pause on their way to someplace else. The airport, the coffee shop in the mall, District Court . . . Continue reading
I find that it is possible to spend entirely too much time in my own head. It gets boring in there. I need spiritual refreshment. A jolt of something new. A kick in the pants.
Do you remember the young Chinese man standing off a column of tanks in Tiananmen Square in 1989? I do. Do you remember the Polish workers who followed Lech Walensa? I do. Do you remember the East Germans tearing down … Continue reading
To open the mailbox and find Real Mail, the kind that must be sent in a creamy envelope addressed especially to you, feels good. Continue reading
Remember make-believe? Row a leaky boat over to the island and make trails to the pirate treasure, build a treehouse, pull out the box of dress-ups. All that stuff involved props for the characters we were trying on.
Awhile ago I spotted these over at King Orchards and had to have two of them—one because I had a bright idea and the other in case I messed up the first one. I’ll give you a few days to … Continue reading
Today’s prompt: Make a list of the most innocuous pieces of music you can think of—real earworms. Make another list of the most pretentious food you’ve ever stared at on a plate. Make another list of the most predictable people you’ve ever met in your life. Continue reading
In the course of 17 years of formal education I somehow omitted to learn much about mythology. It’s embarrassing to have to have your son explain classical allusions to you, even when your son is as well-read as Rob the … Continue reading
I used to use a nice little Canon PowerShot SD1000. We understood each other. Then its display died. I replaced it with an SD1400 that argues with me a lot. I was going to take the First Little Camera to … Continue reading