Friday, August 28, 2009


The boys of summer.


The best part about living in the northeast and surviving the long winters is knowing that eventually late august spreads out a bounty that makes you forget everything except the summer moment you're in.

Monday, August 24, 2009


"The tao can't be perceived,
smaller than an electron,
it contains uncountable galaxies."

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Happy Birthday

Sending out wishes for
a very Happy Birthday
to my sister, Patty
We are thinking of
you and hoping
you have a
great day !

teitur - let's go dancing

Friday, August 21, 2009

Dinner at Courtney's in Ridge, Maryland

There is no way to describe this well enough with words. You have to experience it. The food is amazing, the location sublime, the waiter is a pirate who has to earn part of his living serving yankees and wincing with the pain this sends through his central nervous system. His only solace was that i lived in louisiana for my formative years. When I mentioned Louisiana, the only other couple in the restaurant, came over to talk. Remarkably, the gentleman is the President of the Environmental school at the University of Maryland and his wife, she reeled, as I did, when we realized that both of our fathers worked at Freeport Sulphur - Freeport Minerals, Freeport McMoran. We even briefly mentioned Moa Bay.

Compare and Contrast

The first school that we visited was the University of Maryland and we walked the 90 minute tour in 90 degree weather. Our tour guide walked it backwards, talked it forward and I wondered why this tour was not reconfigured from the top of the campus down. We were amazed by the scope and expanse of the University but a few hours later when asking O for his reaction he said "antfarm".


We stayed at Woodlawn in Ridge, Maryland. A beautiful home from the 1600's settled on an inlet just off the Potomac, stunningly beautiful. Our host was the former lacrosse coach of Middlebury and U. Del. and his wife had just stepped down from her role as president of St. Mary's - the College that Owen and I were visiting the next day. Good for my soul to be reminded of serendipity.

The Trip to Maryland

Owen and I visited Maryland and Virginia to visit colleges recommended by his Lacrosse coach. Great destinations and lots of fun along the way. Here's a glimpse of St. Mary's of Maryland a public honors college on the lower banks of the potomac.

Nantucket Scrap Basket

Required Summer Reading

"Trottleoxing strams on a rantum scoot - some hooked in fast - others
adrift. All sails set and everything drawing - gone to crunch the diddledees of a lee day. This old coof couldn't fathom't nohow, watchin' the pass downalong!"

Nantucket Scrap Basket


As the earth spins away

The sun seems to rise

Making mists of dewdrops



1868, from Ger. Entropie "measure of the disorder of a system," coined 1865 (on analogy of Ger. Energie) by physicist Rudolph Clausius (1822-1888) from Gk. entropia "a turning toward," from en- "in" + trope "a turning

which brings to mind a John Hiatt song

"It's been a slow turnin'
From the inside out
A slow turnin'
But you come about"

Sunday, August 09, 2009

Late Summer

Patty's last day before departure...we will all miss her.

The Bridge Cafe in Frenchtown

Most of the time it's easy to skip desert but impossible when the Bridge Cafe has freshly baked red velvet cupcakes.

Tuesday, August 04, 2009

One of the Reasons I love Twitter

One of the reasons I love twitter is randomly finding something from Maya Angelou there...

"I have always, dearly, pressed ideas to my heart, like letters from the blessed ancients to future children of children, saying "Okay!"