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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
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
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
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.
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
The yetis of winter will soon be footstools on the bottom shelf, among the roses and Mason jars of spring.
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
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
For anyone who gets mildly annoyed by trends in color, and perhaps gets even more annoyed with “rose gold” everything, saying “rose gold” is an artificial concept … I recommend a walk through a garden of faded hydrangeas on a … Continue reading
American Chinese buffet restaurants are famous for their eccentric decorations. Our local recently installed this eclectic display above the sushi counter, featuring two large green and brown ceramic planters with elephants at each end, filled with mysterious containers (one was … Continue reading