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The Invisible Note

The Invisible Note

I've been dutifully changing diapers for a long, long time, but also of course working towards getting my kids out of diapers, and though I think I can at last declare success, (more)

My Halloween Visitor

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It's not the Giant Spider hanging outside my window yesterday which makes me nervous. It's the Giant Spider which was hanging outside my window yesterday but which today has (more)

Shifting Baselines

Shifting Baselines

I've been scanning some of my dad's old Kodachrome slides of the Grand Canyon, and this shot in particular caught my eye. Here we see the south rim, as seen from Bright Angel (more)

Nothing Endures But Change (Bodie Edition)

Nothing Endures But Change (Bodie Edition)

From the glass towers of Chicago to the ghost town of Bodie, California, we go. Bodie, now a state historic park, is thirteen miles off Highway 395, just southeast of (more)

Chicago

Chicago

Sometime in the 1970's my family packed all their belongings into a used station wagon and drove from Chicago to Flagstaff. One of my earliest and most iconic memories is the (more)

Resolutions

Resolutions

Somewhere in my twenties I realized I would never be able to repay all that my dad had given me. I don't just mean money; I mean all the ways he was there for my brother and (more)

A (Virtual) White Christmas

A (Virtual) White Christmas

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to you and your family from (more)

Dressing High vs. Low

Dressing High vs. Low

One of the things I pride myself on is belated insight—meaning, I do have good ideas, but they tend to occur to me a little bit late. That was definitely the case going (more)

English Asymmetries

English Asymmetries

I had no idea I'd be going to Austria until about two weeks beforehand. Given more time, I might have tried to learn some rudimentary German, but instead I focused on other (more)

Extra Sunset, Served With Ice

Extra Sunset, Served With Ice

Back home in L.A. now, having flown in from Graz via Munich last 'night'. My plane took off from Munich in daylight and promptly headed north into darkness. Eventually, (more)

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