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New york — Etymologies aren’t meanings, but as histories of word formation, they make visible how a given word, or part of one, was used at a certain time by a group of people speaking a shared language. On Fri...
Sitting near Wisdom and Felicity.
Always look up. (Ongoing series.)
The soup is a morning prayer.
A walk over the Brooklyn Bridge.
The roof where the artists sit as they visit from around the world.
Here I am always home.
The beginning of +time, a gallery show by a friend that will change every day.
Before the fountains awoke, before coffee, before whatever comes next.
To market, to market, it's finally spring.
A taxi, a plane, a shuttle, a bus, a car, a ferry, a golf cart - all for this sunrise.
Six years behind us, leaving notes to our future selves in the Cathedral of Junk.
America Day VI begins with breakfast tacos.
Walk in the park, she thought.
It is dawn, and it is snowing again.
And then the hotel that is my office building was filled with the stars of the dog show.
I think I am now in the Hunger Games.
Missing you on the shuffleboard court, Cassie.
Oh my, yes.
Once a year. Sometimes twice.
Ended up at a rodeo tonight.
How to make snow ice cream:
I never do this.
Nice to see the neighborhood seltzer guy.
Secret oyster CSA rooftop pick-up
Sometimes I just go hide in hair salons when I need to think surrounded by noise.
Rome rewards wandering.
Always look up.
I will wonder if I dreamt it.
A very dear friend, tomatoes with lardo snapping in the oven, fennel sausage from the market, a Chianti, and stories about our families on a cold night.
In so many ways, Florence teaches perspective.
Loud, chaotic, random, lovely.
Her first pie.
This was my subway stop when I first moved to the city.
New vertical commute.
This is a microphone check.
Blind date at the opera.
On a roof deck I didn't know existed, in a place I usually am not, thinking about what might be.
We are here to honor her.
As far as I can trace them, many of my ancestors were the fierce Ulster Scots, who later became the Scots-Irish and settled in Appalachia.
He always practices now.
This is the part where we "hack the museum."
'Walking we ask questions' a wise friend wrote me when she heard the details of the day.
We had a meeting of our secret cabal and our canine group mascot, Frances Bacon, was on my lap for most of the past four hours.
I learned yesterday that the etymology of 'reconsider' is to examine the stars again
It's a good fit for New York, a place that privileges tensile strength.
For his last installation about the future, I made a 'currency converter' out of an eyelash curler, gum pick, and a flashlight.
"Every day. Change the water and clip the ends. Otherwise, the water has nowhere to go."
I almost always miss the goat. She will smile and shake her head, and so I will order the pernil to go.
This is the salad for my pseudo-roommate's father's third wedding tonight, that was announced via email three weeks ago.
Friday nights are lit up with screens and sometimes colleagues as we wait for our new work to air.
"We need the initial of your last name," he said. "Pizza thieves." I waited for him to wink or smile. He was serious.
The office itself is charmless, but it's the people who hold themselves to such high standards that brought me back.
It would be easier to remember the chords if I could stop giggling.
The old plazas are never grander than when filled with people buying vegetables from each other, as we have always done.
This is my lunch spot in nice weather. Even during this government shutdown, the mail service continues.
When you realize that it is really only your own demons that trip you up. That it is, in fact, true that the universe wants you to succeed.
My nails must be armor too today, the third time I'll have seen you since I said "no more" eighteen months ago.
Grateful for the quiet. We say in here that you are only as old as your spine.
Eucalyptus means 'well-covered,' and its fall appearance at farmers' markets in New York signals the transition into colder weather. Hanging a bundle in the shower releases the medicinal scent.