Saturday, September 29, 2007

Captain Owen

right photo, wrong sport...owen was made captain of his hockey team.


hockey is a contact sport and the older the player - the stronger the contact. r's shoulder was dislocated today.

A Case of You - Live from Paris

diana krall takes joni to paris -love her timing.

Thursday, September 27, 2007

Watching the Office

"i'm not superstitious but i am a little stitious"

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

listening to Camille

Sunday, September 23, 2007

Orange Slice

In Florida, still fighting a really bad cold.

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Early Evening Arrival

we live in a bountiful country.

Sunday, September 16, 2007

Alice du Pont Mandeville Plants

Early May till late September, these beautiful plants have been flowering all spring and summer and still blossoming in this chilly late september weather.

Working in iwork

Created this in iwork this morning ( someone else wrote the copy ) It looks too "corporate" for my taste but - it's not my call. I am glad that it only took an hour.

Jackie in Alaska

Recent photo of Jackie (plum jacket) and friends after hiking Raven in Alaska.

Saturday, September 15, 2007

Kadie, Dan and Brooks

inspiring moment in an abandoned parking lot in south orange, such a gift.

Dan Flying

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Behavioral Analysis

"He who knows others is learned.
He who knows himself is wise."

-Lao Tse

Today at a staff meeting I was handed a 20 page report all about "me". Every single word was about "me". A complete analysis of my behavioral style with graphs and charts and pages of narrative. This report was handed to me by a visiting consultant - that I met this morning for the very first time and the analysis was based on an online questionaire in which I was asked to rate myself repeatedly by choosing different descriptors..."I am MOST like this - I am LEAST like this" in many, many different areas. Anyway, now I know who I am.

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

keren ann - lay your head down

time to sleep and float


for Issa

Below my cockeyed porch

Wild grasses grow unscathed

Rainy day again


WBY - Never Ceasing to Amaze

Had I the heavens' embroidered cloths,
Enwrought with golden and silver light,
The blue and the dim and the dark cloths
Of night and light and the half-light,
I would spread the cloths under your feet:
But I, being poor, have only my dreams;
I have spread my dreams under your feet;
Tread softly, because you tread on my dreams.

William Butler Yeats

missed this - sorry it took awhile - thanks for the reminder

Sunday, September 09, 2007

17 syllables

kiri ame ya yo-giri hiru-giri waga io ha

misty rain
misty nights, misty days...
my hut

Kobayashi Issa, 1818

Saturday, September 08, 2007


"Rejoicing in ordinary things...takes guts. Each time we drop our complaints and allow everyday good fortune to inspire us we enter the warrior’s world. "'

Pema Chodron

Feeding the Muse

Wouldn't it be nice if it were this easy ?...maybe it is.


a new gallery and arts center opened today, felt like coming full circle. the work was so inspiring, so great to see the changes. thanks for sending the photo, here it is.

Thursday, September 06, 2007

Thought for Today

"I am done with great things and big plans, great institutions and big success. I am for those tiny, invisible loving human forces that work from individual to individual, creeping through the crannies of the world like so many rootlets, or like the capillary oozing water, which if given time, will rend the hardest monuments of pride."

William James

Wednesday, September 05, 2007

Bad Photo - Great Day

Celebrated Ryan's birthday today with a trip to the beach and dinner at the old Chatfields which now has a new name.

Tuesday, September 04, 2007

Picasso and Little Silver Hands

Picasso and the great gypsy guitarist Manitas de Plata (Ricardo Balbiaro). He refused to play his guitar until ten years had passed after the death of Django Reinhardt.

Monday, September 03, 2007


perfect place to read and dream.

Bright Sunlight

Peter, Andy, Ryan and ( woof woof ) Gus, pull into the landing at Lake Placid.

Deep in August

turns out liz gilbert and her husband are caretakers of wonder which happen to fill a warehouse in frenchtown, nj - synchronicity ? serendipity ? ...a bit of both.