Tag Archives: around the neighborhood

zebra philosophy

I think we all sometimes feel like the only zebra on a colorful cosmic carousel where everyone else is a horse. And art is the funhouse mirror that lets a zebra look at its own tail. Advertisements

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car spotting: alfa romeo gtv6 2.5

The distinctive shape of this “late 20th” Alfa called to me from across the parking lot at the big box store.  My first take was “Alfetta”, and I wasn’t entirely wrong: GTV6 2.5 was the name given to late model … Continue reading

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the source

This is where it all comes from: the act of walking around a corner and finding a bunch of concrete pavers stacked around a tree in somebody’s front yard. And the pavers are dyed subtle earthy colors and the grass … Continue reading

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a poem about fences and the word “fence”

For some reason, I find Menards very inspirational.  I make a fair number of photographs there, and sometimes write small essays and poems.  This is A Poem About Fences, and the Word “Fence”. snow fence, safety fence net fence barrier … Continue reading

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a mysterious warning for the far north

Down the street from World Headquarters is an elementary school, and behind the elementary school is a playground with an asphalt lot painted with courts for various games and also large simple maps of Indiana and the United States as … Continue reading

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from the garage sale notebook

Did the neighborhood garage sales/ found this in my notebook afterward. Gourds painted to look like apples. Apples painted to look like gourds? Not one of the Deeper Questions of the Universe, but it’ll do.

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thaw/fog

The pattern of freeze and thaw as Midwestern winter is (slowly) ending yields a particular beauty made of old snow, bare trees, puddles and fog. A while ago, I got a new iPod Touch and loaded onto it the latest … Continue reading

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the sad fate of the yeti

The yetis of winter will soon be footstools on the bottom shelf, among the roses and Mason jars of spring.

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in praise of the red velvet kitkat

Cue up “Love Cats” by the Cure, and join me in celebrating the return of the elusive and much anticipated Red Velvet flavored KitKats.  For some reason, these are a Valentine’s Day seasonal offering, available only in the miniature size.  … Continue reading

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farewell to fall in four squares

And a long, warm fall ends suddenly in a weekend of drenching rain at just above the freezing point.  The accompanying high winds have taken almost all the leaves and we are in the winter gap again, waiting (with varying … Continue reading

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