Tuesday, October 27, 2009

causa sui

thinking about new direction and expanding the wabi-sabi blog....hmmm

Friday, October 23, 2009


Concepts, like individuals, have their histories and are just as incapable of withstanding the ravages of time as are individuals. But in and through all this they retain a kind of homesickness for the scenes of their childhood.

-- Soren Kierkegaard

Thursday, October 22, 2009

The Monkey Bar

Growing up in Kinnelon, we lived in a house that was rumored to have been a speakeasy during prohibition. Our front door was steel and had a peek-a-boo window in it. The living room floors were terrazzo and there was a domed ceiling rimmed with colored lights and centered on the back wall a large, black marble fireplace. It was easy to imagine dancing in this room -and of course there was also the Monkey Bar. A bar in a separate building with a dark mahogany bar and red bar stools, with chandeliers made from martini glasses with bent stems and people with 4 eyes. There were sound effects ( a train whistle in the bathroom) and air pumps that would blow your money off the bar. There were some rubber monkeys in there too and I remember my father saying that the bar was modeled after the Monkey Bar in ny. I looked up the Monkey Bar today and it's still around, recently refurbished and apparently all the rage - you have to know someone to get a table.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Willy Porter-Moonbeam

I love this song.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009


Isn't it wondeful that life has a way of opening a new door everytime one closes?


black, gold
crows strut the rows

carnival the cornfields
before the snow


Sunday, October 18, 2009

On the Beach

This little bird followed me for a long walk on my last day at the beach.

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Alden and Bayard

Just heard the news! Congratulations on your engagement!

Monday, October 12, 2009

Lord Franklin w Sara Watkins (Nickel Creek) and Josh Goforth

I think John Renbourn would approve.

Scott Appel covers Nick Drake far leys

Wednesday, October 07, 2009

The Engagement

So happy to hear the news !!! Congratulations to my little sister and Stan.

New Mural in Montclair

Dan Fenelon's newest mural - a fabulous work in progress at the Montclair Museum.

Shoulder Woes

Ryan dislocated his shoulder playing lacrosse and Owen injured his shoulder, playing hockey... sling season.

Sunday, October 04, 2009

The Beach in Early October