Monthly Archives: August 2011

Confession #6: The air we breathe

You can’t see it, of course, but air is one of the defining ingredients of a place. It can inspire as much longing or nostalgia as a certain type of bread or the view from a window in a room … Continue reading

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Let there be light, Part 2

Shortly after my last post. 9:30 p.m. The light come on— a glow warm as hope in the doubt-ridden night. And that brings to mind another poem I love: Hope is the Thing with Feathers Hope is the thing with … Continue reading

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Let there be light

When darkness asserts itself, they come on—at first, a faint pink glow. At midnight, they go out leaving the town blanketed in pitch-blackness. Inside these rustic houses are high-speed internet connections. But outside there are streetlights reminiscent of a long … Continue reading

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How long is a piece of wire?

Yesterday’s discovery (thanks to France 24) was French wire artist, Marie Christophe. I’ve always loved the notion that you can create, or at least imply, three-dimensional mass by using a material that approximates a line (a two dimensional reality). This … Continue reading

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Roofscapes

Whenever you find yourself in a foreign country, it is the things that are completely normal (so normal as to be invisible) to the natives that are, to you, the hallmarks of Wonderland. I’ve walked through the streets of this … Continue reading

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