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there’s a hole in the sky

3 December 2007, 7:40 pm
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About 12:30 I thought I’d take a picture of the season’s first snow:

Things carried on pretty much in this vein for a while, until about 90 minutes later I suddenly noticed a gap in the low clouds through which I could see blue sky and a puffy cumulus cloud.

Never seen anything quite like that before.

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aging; tangents

13 July 2007, 7:31 am
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Although it scarcely seems possible, I’m older now than I was before. Actually, I’m older now than when I typed that, but I recently passed one of those points where society asserts that you’ve made a quantum state change from n-old to n+1 old.
I commemorated the occasion, in part, by checking the weather in Montréal, […]

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I can hear you even through earplugs. Plus, follow-ups.

27 January 2007, 1:20 pm
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On the T on my way home last night there were two young women in enormous parkas. One was doing something that was a little too subtle to really qualify as a pole dance per se. The other was wearing headphones and vocalizing very loudly, monotonally, and repetitively with a raunchy song on repeat.*
It sounded […]

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portugal!

2 July 2006, 8:40 am
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We were out walking and had just left Lorem Ipsum Books when the news broke about Portugal’s World Cup victory over England. The streets around Inman Square were almost instantly jammed with cars full of flag-waving celebrants.
We slipped into Bukowksi’s Tavern to sip an ale and watch (and listen to the honking and hooting sounds […]

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sarah sze talk at harvard

4 March 2006, 2:35 pm
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Sculptor Sarah Sze presented slides of some of her work to a capacity crowd at Harvard’s Carpenter Center on February 23rd.
I’m always intrigued and a little apprehensive when artists discuss their work and their creative processes. Often the creator’s perspective can deepen my appreciation of an artwork. But sometimes explaining a piece too […]

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my counterpart?

21 September 2005, 1:08 pm
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Spotted on a wall in Cambridge:

(Detail from a photo at my flickr site)
In a neat bit of synchroncity, here’s John Cowan on calling a vileynye by any other name.

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icicle time

29 January 2005, 1:30 pm
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Snowfall began early in the afternoon of Saturday January 22, and it continued to snow heavily through most of the weekend, with hurricane-force gusts of wind.
I first noticed the icicle hanging from our neighbor’s eaves early Sunday morning…

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