Thursday, July 30, 2009

Yo-Yo Ma - Appalachian Waltz

Something for a summer night.

Wabi Sabi

"For the Japanese, it's the difference between kirei-merely "pretty"-and omoshiroi, the interestingness that kicks something into the realm of beautiful.
Suzuki described wabi-sabi as "an active aesthetical appreciation of poverty." He was referring to poverty not as we in the West interpret (and fear) it but in the more romantic sense of removing the huge weight of material concerns from our lives. "Wabi is to be satisfied with a little hut, a room of two or three tatami mats, like the log cabin of Thoreau," he wrote, "and with a dish of vegetables picked in the neighboring fields, and perhaps to be listening to the pattering of a gentle spring rainfall."

A Night at the Museum

Fun to visit the this museum again with Patty and Ellen - bonus points if you recognize Broadway Boogie Woogie,

Tuesday, July 28, 2009


Here is a photo of the Space Shuttle Endeavour docked at the international space station in front of the sun.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Where's Waldo, Red and Sox ?

Almost sunset, lower Manhattan, late July. Stunning view from 2 Gold Street.

Monday, July 20, 2009

A Day in the City

Spent the afternoon walking the little streets of lower Manhattan. Stopped in front of the Spotted Pig to take a photo.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Things that are given not won...

My new favorite song.

My Sister

My sister Patty is visiting and it's a delight to spend some time with her. Here she is pictured with the ever-friendly Red and Sox.


Great trip to a small town on the Delaware River. A highlight was dinner at DeAnna's Restaurant, grilled figs with gorgonzola cheese and jalapeno infused honey. Yum.

Thanks, Rick !

My brother Rick surprised and delighted me by sending two perfect t-shirts. Here is one (o: Thanks, Rick!

4th of July

Spent the holiday at Saranac Lake with family and friends.