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2021-12-08:

2021-12-08: What i read today… Heather Cox Richardson, Letters from an American, December 07, 2021… the heroism …

2021-12-08: Beginning the day… i wake at 2:30 AM… stay in bed… get up at 3:30 AM… Fiona comes with me… i weigh …

2021-12-07:

2021-12-07: Walking… a man with a boxer dog… as we pass the dog lunges, grazing the back of my …

2021-12-07: Kitchen and Coffee… i do some Christmas shopping via the www and purchase gifts for H, J and …

2021-12-07: What i read today… Letters from an American, December 06, 2021, Heather Cox Richardson… a little …

2021-12-07: Introducing video stills…

2021-12-07: First thoughts… 229.8 … i am in a run where 6 to 6 ½ hours of sleep is sufficient… at some …

2021-12-06:

2021-12-06: First thoughts… … morning did not start well… very depressing post from Heather Cox Richardson, …

2021-12-06: What i read today… Heather Cox Richardson, Letters from an American, December 5, 2021… HCR sounding …

2021-12-05:

2021-12-05: What i read today… Donny Deutsch wikipedia article… i know about DD through Nicolle Wallace’s show… …

2021-12-05: First thoughts… 230.0 … i am up at 2:30 AM for the bathroom… back to bed… up again at 4:30 AM… a …

2021-12-04: First Thoughts… 229.4 … when i weighed myself this morning i thought, we had soup for dinner last …

2021-12-03: This Past Wednesday… … i was coming back from grocery shopping and arrived at the …

2021-12-03: What I Read Today… Letters from an American, December 02, 2021: the government got funded last …

2021-12-03: First Thoughts… … our evening came to an abrupt end last night when, as H put it, a puff of wind …

2021-12-02:

2021-12-02: The Journals of Denton Welch … DW says not to worry what people will think about his journal …

2021-12-02: Life, A User’s Manual, Georges Perec … a very curious book describing in minute detail …

2021-12-02: Pictures from 12.01.2021

2021-12-02: Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization … i read two articles this AM on this case before the …

2021-12-02: First Thoughts 231.2 …HCR meter, depressing… the white patriarchy is winning… what can we do about …

2021-12-01: Literal Reading App I have recently joined Literal and am finding my way around. I am @mbkriegh if there are any fellow …

2021-12-01: Photography - A Feminist History, Emma Lewis Photograph by Priya Kambli When Emma Lewis first …

2021-12-01: The Journals of Denton Welch … DW has been asked to write an article supporting nudity at boarding …

2021-12-01: First Thoughts … i have switched back to Firefox as browser after discovering that Safari didn’t …

2021-11-30: Miscellaneous readings… … this AM i have been reading about How Steve Bannon Has Exploited Google …

2021-11-30: The Journals of Denton Welch … winding down to the end… … DW had a fascination with old country …

2021-11-30: First Thoughts Recently, Salon columnist Chauncey DeVega conducted an interview with Miles Taylor, …

2021-11-29: My Submission to Shots Magazine call for entry, theme: Earthly Delights

2021-11-29: US added to list of ‘backsliding’ democracies for first time _ The organisation’s secretary general, …

2021-11-29: Bad Luck Banging or Loony Porn … i read the review in AnOther magazine which i have been avoiding …

2021-11-29: First Thoughts Weight: 231.8 … i will be writing my weight down daily to help me get it back under …

2021-11-28:

2021-11-28: Thanksgiving Part II … we almost always go to someone else’s house for Thanksgiving so we …

2021-11-28: Buddhist Economics … this is a profound essay that i come back to again and again… it makes so much …

2021-11-28: The Journals of Denton Welch The day is messy. I’ve done some writing, but things are sloppy. …

2021-11-27:

2021-11-27: Shots Magazine submission, Earthly Delights … i didn’t submit to the last issue, theme Rebels …

2021-11-27: Lynn Hershman Leeson at Gazelli Art House in London Lynn Hershman Leeson via AnOther Magazine … this …

2021-11-27: First Thoughts … long conversation with H at breakfast yesterday… went down a rabbit hole about …

2021-11-26: First Thoughts, remembering Thanksgiving… … a good Thanksgiving… in attendance, H and me, M, L, S, …

2021-11-25: Life, A User’s Manual, Georges Perec … the book opens up with an exposition on the nature of …

2021-11-25: First Thoughts … i was hoping for a turkey icon to label this day’s folder, but alas, there was …

2021-11-24:

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2021-11-24: Kitchen and Coffee Cafe … cold this morning… i decide to stop at K&C at opening, 7 …

2021-11-24: The Journals of Denton Welch … DW was continually meeting strangers, having extended conversations …

2021-11-24: First Thoughts … happy to be back to routine… that first hot cup of coffee in the morning… cat, …

2021-11-22: The Journals of Denton Welch … this passage: It is quite true that a general unwillingness to …

2021-11-22: First Thoughts … and so begins the day of purging… hardest part of a colonoscopy… the dreaded prep… …

2021-11-21: Japanese Style Salted Salmon in the works…

2021-11-21: Shifting the Silence, Etel Adnan … Kevin Killian and elements is metioned… KK is a …

2021-11-21: The Journals of Denton Welch … this interesting passage: We saw in front of us the little untutored …

2021-11-21: First Thoughts … some time spent exploring the possibilities of Drafts… my initial reaction is that …

2021-11-20:

2021-11-20: First Thoughts … frustrating morning… weight way up… computer crashed last night and needs to be …

2021-11-19:

2021-11-19: An Attempt At Exhausting A Place In Paris, Georges Perec … an endless catalog of comings and goings, …

2021-11-19: First Thoughts … HCR Meter is confused… economy is booming, build back better act likely to clear …

2021-11-18:

2021-11-18: Etel Adnan, Shifting the Silence, rejoiced by Maria Popova Painting by Etel Adnan from Etel Adnan: …

2021-11-18: Maria Popova, Women in Trees (Maria Popova?) Oak-hopping in New Orleans, September 2020. …

2021-11-18: The Journals of Denton Welch … i read about ten pages… the book is long, almost 400 pages… i am a …

2021-11-18: First Thoughts … i am up too early… awake at 2 AM, then again at 3:15 AM… out of bed at 3:45 AM… …

2021-11-17: The Journals of Denton Welch … i am passing through a stretch where journal entries are long and …

2021-11-17:

2021-11-17: Morning walk, Trax on 52 … i spend the bulk of my time writing an email to a woman who wants …

2021-11-17: The Act of Smelling, Summer Thomas, Believer Magazine … an interesting read…

2021-11-17: An Attempt At Exhausting A Place, Georges Perec … i decide it is ok to jump Perec to the front of …

2021-11-17: … we are up with a start… Fiona sat up in bed, indicating she was preparing to dismount… we …

2021-11-17: From yesterday… … Fiona comes home from the vet, then goes back… getting in and out of …

2021-11-16: … i would like to go see On the Basis of Art: 150 Years of Women at Yale…

2021-11-16: Art Made by Immoral People, What To Do? … i enjoyed reading _What Do We Do with the Work of Immoral …

2021-11-16: The Journals of Denton Welch … before i am done with Denton Welch completely i will have to read one …

2021-11-16: First thoughts: … Fiona spay day… a little nervous… will be glad to have it over with… then on to …

2021-11-15: Trax, Route 52 … there are people coming and going but nobody staying… as i left for …

2021-11-15: 2008 … what happened in 2008?…

2021-11-15: Eva Donkers, Photography Eva Donkers, from What happens when nothing happens. … an article on Eva …

2021-11-15: The Journals of Denton Welch … i might be getting bored with them… but i would like to get to the …

2021-11-15: First Thoughts… … in bed by 9:30 PM last night… up by 3:30 AM… i am in a six hour per night sleep …

2021-11-14: Cafe Mutton… … after the family zoom meeting we drive up to Hudson for a late lunch at …

2021-11-14: Walking… … i pass an old woman in a wheelchair in the middle of the grass… i …

2021-11-14:

2021-11-14: … at Trax, the barista is an extremely attractive and fit young male… they must easily …

2021-11-14: … zoftig young woman jogs by… i say good morning… she ignores me… …

2021-11-14: … as i walk, i am thinking about the “Girls” photo project i wrote about yesterday… …

2021-11-14: The Journals of Denton Welch … the war injects itself more and more… deaths on the front… V-1 …

2021-11-14: … woke up at about 2:30 AM… tried to go back to sleep… stayed in bed until about 4:30 AM… not sure …

2021-11-13:

2021-11-13: … at Trax on 52… pretty sure this will be go to coffee shop during winter… …

2021-11-13:

2021-11-13: … on to Feedbin… … Jonathan Blaustein wrote about his trip to Chicago this morning… i learn about …

2021-11-13: … I came to dinner last night… i served a roast chicken (one i helped raise and slaughter), Emily’s …

2021-11-12: … wow… every now and then i hear a song for the first time and it completely blows me …

2021-11-12:

2021-11-12: An article on inflationary pressures… … in the back of my mind i have been thinking …

2021-11-12: Big Mouth Coffee Roasters… … rain deluging the roof of the coffee shop… barista …

2021-11-12: ”I Shot The Sheriff!” … but i did’nt shoot no deputy… … this is an interesting court decision about …

2021-11-12: … the dogs wake up… i let them out of the bedroom… follow them downstairs… let them out… Chas seems …

2021-11-12: The Journals of Denton Welch … yes, titled posts when i am reading and writing about a book or an article… it makes sense then… … …

2021-11-12: … went to bed a little after 9 PM last night… slept to about 4 AM with wakefulness at 2 AM… not …

2021-11-11: … commentator on tv saying “if we get an authoritarian government in 2024”… how did we …

2021-11-11: …strange, beautiful, compelling… im-hole by aya

2021-11-11:

2021-11-11: … we celebrate veterans today… thank you for your service…

2021-11-11: …feeling frustrated… slept late… unable to pursue the morning routine …

2021-11-11: First Thoughts … up at 5 AM… an hour later than i like… this jams me up on the things i like to do prior to heading …

2021-11-10: Notations … feeling happy again… my writing and photography are making sense this …

2021-11-10: **colored leaves flutter to the ground– distant jet plane sound

2021-11-10: A Review of Titane Intrigues Me in All Sorts of Ways… … a review of Titane in Hyperallergic… i wonder if H will be interested?…

2021-11-10: Watercolors of Hilma af Klint, via Hyperallergic Hilma af Klint, “Tree of Knowledge, No. 3” (1913-1915), watercolor, gouache, graphite, and ink on …

2021-11-10: My Photographs … a selection of edited images from the past ten days…

2021-11-10: First Thoughts … this morning it starts to feel like the downhill race to Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year… the …

2021-11-09: Notations … large black pickup truck waiting at the light… country music… muffler …

2021-11-09: Jonathan Blaustein, This Week in Photography … one of my favorite photography review writers… he rants about life and politics then reviews …

2021-11-09: The Diaries of Denton Welch … been a few days since i have had time to read the diaries… when i left off, DW’s relationship with …

2021-11-09: First Thoughts … frustration and irritation yesterday… too many intrusions on time set aside for writing and …

2021-11-08: Notations … cold, clear, heavy frost… … walking over the bridge at the train station i …

2021-11-08: First Thoughts … i am up at 3:30 AM… the effects of the daylight savings change… it will settle out, but i again …

2021-11-07: Notations on the Day … out for my morning meditative photo walk… R texts about family meeting… we …

2021-11-07: Photographs 📷

2021-11-07: Heather Cox Richardson Meter: What Republicans Mean by Socialism … AKA, HCR meter… … in this morning’s post, HCR reports that Republicans immediately intensified the …

2021-11-07: First Thoughts … the clocks set back an hour last night… an extra hour of sleep… that used to be more meaningful …

2021-11-06: The Limits of Liberal Science, Laura K. Field Published in The Bulwark, November 04, 2021 … a review by Laura K. Field of The Constitution of …

2021-11-06: First Thoughts … coffee made… dogs let out and treated… Gregorian chants cranked up… … i had two modest cocktails …

2021-11-05: First Thoughts … an irritating stretch of minutes… dog poop in the living room… confusion about whether a file …

2021-11-04: Photographs

2021-11-04: Notations While Walking … cold, heavy frost, clear… copious steam from chimney takes me back to house to …

2021-11-04: Francesca Woodman Catalog cover, Francesca Woodman: Alternate Stories, published by Marion Goodman Gallery … awesome …

2021-11-04: Eikoh Hosoe Photograph by Eikoh Hose … Guts and Ghosts: The Radical Legacy of Japanese Photographer Eikoh Hose… …

2021-11-04: Domenico Gnoli Robe verte, 1967, by Domenico Gnoli … love this painting… it reminds me of photographs i might make… …

2021-11-04: First Thoughts … had to switch keyboards… the wireless keyboard, which i spilled coffee on quite a while ago, was …

2021-11-03: The Journals of Denton Welch … Eric Oliver appears in DW’s life… it is interesting how matter of fact DW is about his gayness… he …

2021-11-03: First Thoughts … Republican Glen Yungkin won the Virginia governor race… Yungkin is widely viewed as a Trumpian …

2021-11-02: The Year 1867 The North Light of Block Island, RI. Photograph by Michael Bogdanffy-Kriegh … i have been taking …

2021-11-02: Notations on the Day … i am reading The Journals of Denton Welch… transcribing a particularly interesting passage into my …

2021-11-02: Photographs

2021-11-02: The Journals of Denton Welch … what an interesting entry:  I seem to have spent a great deal of my childhood in prison — other …

2021-11-02: First Thoughts … HCR meter, democracy is on the ropes… pointing to the spreading and increasingly blatant …

2021-11-01: Photographs of the Day

2021-11-01: Cafe Mutton! … a sterling review of my niece’s new restaurant!

2021-11-01: The Archive of Public Protest (APP) … i have signed up to receive emails from Jörg Colberg, one of the photobook reviewers i follow… …

2021-11-01: HCR Meter … from, Letters from an American, Heather Cox Richardson… Today the Washington Post published a …

2021-11-01: First Thoughts … first day of November… the toboggan run down the hill to Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year has …

2021-10-31: Notations Walking… … a warm morning with, as M put it, interesting clouds… i would add …

2021-10-31: Walking, Photographs

2021-10-31: The Week in Review … i decided to read all the posts i made last week… it takes a while… i write every day and post …

2021-10-31: Obsidian, Ulysses, either/or? both/and? … i am sitting here contemplating the use of Obsidian as the primary journaling and note …

2021-10-31: First Thoughts … halloween… we are ready for the trick or treaters, except we never get very …

2021-10-30: Walking, Photographs

2021-10-30: Walking … it’s almost November… most of the trees still have leaves and many haven’t begun to …

2021-10-30: Walking, Photographs (2021.10.29)

2021-10-30: Critical Whiteness Theory Broomberg & Chanarin, Shirley 1, from the series How to Photograph the Details of a Dark Horse …

2021-10-30: Ulysses Can Now Update Posts on Micro.blog! … maybe this happened months ago and i failed to notice, but i am so excited to see that i can now …

2021-10-30: First Thoughts … HCR meter, hopeful… making the case that the Biden administration is fundamentally changing the …

2021-10-29: Walking … Amazon Prime truck squawking like a deranged corvid bird as it backs up… special …

2021-10-29: And in the Department of Hopeful… the Great American Quit … a lengthy article in Mother Jones (leans pretty liberal) about the (comparatively) vast numbers of …

2021-10-29: In Defense of Democracy … this letter, written by Todd Gitlin, Jeffrey C. Isaac, and William Kristol was published …

2021-10-29: The Journals of Denton Welch … women continue to be “supporting cast” in DW’s journals… he is all about the men and seems to …

2021-10-29: First Thoughts … HCR meter, encouragement to progressives… all about the stock market crash, subsequent Republican …

2021-10-28: Walking … down to the river… an eagle calls out… i look up to see it glide by… …

2021-10-28: Walking, Photographs

2021-10-28: About Climate Change … this ProPublica article is an informative read on the need for and cost of climate change …

2021-10-28: Entropy, Social Entropy and Carnot Cycles … i tried to use the word entropy to describe a situation this morning and realized that i don’t …

2021-10-28: First Thoughts … morning off to a bad start… Chas whines until i get up… it’s almost time anyway… both dogs ready …

2021-10-27: We Got Boosted! … H and i got our booster shots today… Moderna… wish it made me feel like i …

2021-10-27: Walking, Photographs

2021-10-27: Walking … cloudy, dark, windy… car plastered with pine needles… … at the …

2021-10-27: The Journals of Denton Welch … DW appears to be a bit of an aristocrat in attitude if not in actual wealth… he seems to admire …

2021-10-27: Talk about a provocative photo! … was looking through a selection of photographs from Photo Vogue Festival and this: A photograph by …

2021-10-27: First Thoughts … HCR meter, broken record, except, it’s a really important broken record… conservative forces that …

2021-10-26: The Journals of Denton Welch … DW recounting a reunion at the boarding school he ran away from… the young men he describes seem …

2021-10-26: First Thoughts … heavy rain last night… woke up intermittently to the sounds of splashing water… gutters that are …

2021-10-25: Moela, Portuguese Chicken Gizzard Stew … wishing there was a way to capture smell the way light can be captured in a …

2021-10-25: My Photography, Flattened Cans I have been collecting flattened can images for a long time. I am interested in the collision of …

2021-10-25: Walking, Photographs

2021-10-25: Walking … a young couple passes with luggage, hustling towards the train station… a delivery …

2021-10-25: About Cancel Culture … a lengthy, informative and interesting essay by Cathy Young in the Bulwark about what cancel …

2021-10-25: The Journals of Denton Welch … so far, i am not certain of the broader value of DW’s journaling… his descriptive powers and …

2021-10-25: First Thoughts … 1 cocktail last night, the dishes got done, good sleep was had, no ill effects in the morning… i …

2021-10-24: Walking, Photographs

2021-10-24: Walking … cool and wet this morning… cloudless sky… car down the street ignites and …

2021-10-24: The Apology … just wrote to E and apologized for forgetting the chickens… offered to make up any loses… feel …

2021-10-24: The Journals of Denton Welch … there is mention of an article on Gerard (Manley) Hopkins… DW apparently admires him as a genius …

2021-10-24: First Thoughts … this morning, minutes after waking up, i remember that i forgot the chickens last night… what is …

2021-10-23: Walking, Photographs

2021-10-23: Walking … cold, cloudy… i am walking along thinking about restricting myself to iPhone and …

2021-10-23: Brain Pickings Becomes the Marginalian … for the longest time now, Brain Pickings has been a weekly part of my life, one of my principle …

2021-10-23: First Thoughts … H’s bday a success, including gift i was worried about but had gambled on because i thought she …

2021-10-22: Walking, Photographs

2021-10-22: Me and my iPhone Camera … i have all this camera equipment laying around… good equipment… equipment that has served me well… …

2021-10-22: Photobooks by Women … one of my great interests, women and photography… women as subject(object?), women as …

2021-10-22: First Thoughts … H’s birthday today… spent first hour of the morning wrapping presents and writing a card… … my …

2021-10-21: Walking, Pictures

2021-10-21: Walking, Bald Eagle Sighting … beautiful, near cloudless day… waning gibbous moon… light human activity… drumming circle starting …

2021-10-21: On the writings of Shirley Jackson … what an interesting article in the Bulwark this is… Shirley Jackson… i feel i know this name, but …

2021-10-21: Denton Welch, The Journals of … read the the jacket flaps… read a wikipedia article discussing the varying editions… i have the …

2021-10-21: First Thoughts … lots swimming around in my brain this morning… watched Derek Jarman’s The Garden last night… …

2021-10-20: Walking Pictures

2021-10-20: Walking … train horn blasting in the distance… very insistent… beautiful colors in the …

2021-10-20: As If On Cue… Tilda Swinton … i finished reading Modern Nature this morning and turned to my news feeds… after scanning a few …

2021-10-20: Modern Nature, Derek Jarman, The End … i am on the last number of pages… DJ’s health is deteriorating… … he is starting to cancel work… a …

2021-10-20: Walking (yesterday) … cold this AM… not sure i dressed warmly enough… … K walking their …

2021-10-19: Exhibition: ‘Mario Giacomelli: Figure|Ground’ at the J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, review by Dr. Marcus Bunyan Mario Giacomelli (Italian, 1925-2000) Figure (My Mother), No. 130 1956; printed 1981 Gelatin silver …

2021-10-19: Martin Amis, This Land, Review by Brad Feuerhelm Martin Amis, from This Land … as part of my program of disengaging from Feedly (a google product) i …

2021-10-19: Jonathan Blaustein Reviews Legends of New Mexico Devotional Art, Harwood Museum of Art … which, unfortunately, has just closed but you can savor it to some degree in his review which ends …

2021-10-19: First Thoughts … pursuant to my frustrations with my computer, i have been investigating replacing it… today i …

2021-10-18: Frustrating Afternoon … incredibly slow computer… seriously thinking about buying a new one… need a …

2021-10-18: Walking … chilly this morning… an air conditioner running… … my back …

2021-10-18: Paz Errázuriz’s La Manzana de Adán (Adam’s Apple) (1982-87) Paz Errázuriz, “La Jaula, Talca” (1984/2014), Inkjet print, 12 5/8 × 17 3/8 in. (32.07 × 44.13 cm) … …

2021-10-18: The Loneliest Whale … this looks interesting… The Loneliest Whale: The Search for 52… a documentary about searching for …

2021-10-18: Modern Nature, Derek Jarman Heat and cold hurt. A hot bath burns, an orgasm overwhelms with pain.1 … such frankness about …

2021-10-18: First Thoughts … an email from S… do i want to go to writers group this Wednesday?… part of me does… part of me …

2021-10-17: Making Fish Stock … scored a couple of fish heads at the farmer’s market… making stock for a yet to be …

2021-10-17: Walking … step out the front door… rain drops lingering on the car… air crisp, …

2021-10-17: Journaling, A New Rabbit Hole … it started with Modern Nature, a journal kept during the years 1990-1991 by Derek Jarman… it …

2021-10-17: First Thoughts … storms passed through last night… rain only, not the possible severe thunderstorms warned… i …

2021-10-16: More Daily Feed … one more before i go walking… Study Shows Correlation Between Number of Confederate Monuments and …

2021-10-16: Daily Feed Frieze Festival, London, via AnOther … the artists i like… Deborah Roberts Deborah Roberts …

2021-10-16: HCR Meter … a pivotal moment?… the Freedom to Vote Act will be voted on by the Senate… this is the measure …

2021-10-16: Modern Nature, Derek Jarman … DJ is recovering from his illness… i am amazed that he has so many friends stopping by, bringing …

2021-10-16: First Thoughts … can it be that there are only ten weeks left in the year?… they are rushing past… which reminds me …

2021-10-16: Walking, 2021.10.15 … strong undertow of worry about H… it’s as if it were happening to me… is that …

2021-10-15: Daily Feed … Jackie Nickerson Photography by Jackie Nickerson … as i look at the images i try to decide between …

2021-10-15: HCR Meter … hopeful signs?… … the appearance, at least, that nooses are tightening… Bannon being held in …

2021-10-15: First Thoughts … rough afternoon yesterday… H with health worries… dr. visit lined up… …

2021-10-14: Daily Feed Jeff Koons … an article on Shine, an exhibition of his sculptures and paintings… i look at the work …

2021-10-14: HCR Meter … things aren’t all bad… … some things the Biden/Harris admin has accomplished that have flown under …

2021-10-14: First Thoughts … D and E came for dinner… drank alcohol… a little too much, but not as bad as often happens… we had …

2021-10-14: Walking (from yesterday) … a gray, peaceful morning… decided on the abandoned bridge route… i haven’t …

2021-10-13: The Daily Feed … i was getting very disappointed with Feedbin… I thought it wasn’t functioning properly… no new …

2021-10-13: Modern Nature, Derek Jarman … DJ being told about the abuse he suffered from his father when a toddler… echoes of D… DJ’s abuse …

2021-10-13: First Thoughts … up on the early side… crickets chirping away… … i am empty in the thoughts department… … D and E …

2021-10-12: Reviewing Photographs … while reviewing and editing photographs, these two from yesterday: … i was outside …

2021-10-12: Walking … not feeling great today… no good reason for that… no alcohol last …

2021-10-12: Writing about Family … this article by Lucie Elven caught my attention… the basic premise is that most writers of …

2021-10-12: HCR Meter, Slow Moving Coup … about two op-eds by Republicans or former Republicans… all sensible Republicans should vote …

2021-10-12: First Thoughs … i went to bed typing out a few words about 45, who is all over the news… the alarm bells are …

2021-10-11: An Article on Frédéric Malle, Perfume Industrialist … perfume and the perfume industry catches my attention this morning… it is one of the first few …

2021-10-11: Modern Nature, Derek Jarman … DJ hospitalized with mysterious illness, not confirmed to be HIV, but he and we suspect that it …

2021-10-11: HCR meter … not smoke, fire… … about the debt ceiling fight, 45’s control of the Republican Party, the efforts …

2021-10-11: First Thoughts … an awkward moment yesterday on Zoom with M, J and R… discussion of tree planting for D… J talks …

2021-10-10: Food … an afternoon of cooking… roasting sugar pie pumpkins for soup… roasting …

2021-10-10: What Does it Say About Me? All ten episodes – and still i don’t know your name. … a micro poem i wrote this …

2021-10-10: Walking … i had thoughts that i might do the walk-of-sorrows loop this morning but i can feel the …

2021-10-10: Drying Herbs … i started to read MN which quickly reminded me that i have mountains of herbs in the garden that i …

2021-10-10: First Thoughts … slept till 5:15 AM… that is sleeping in for me… only two beers last night… beer seems to be the …

2021-10-09: Last Thoughts … a pleasant 22nd anniversary day… breakfast at Cafe Mutton in Hudson, farm stand …

2021-10-09: HCR Meter I’m a professor of American history. This is a chronicle of today’s political landscape, but because …

2021-10-08: Modern Nature, Derek Jarman … the first thing i read: Jubilee was a great success: ‘It was a tragedy …

2021-10-08: First Thoughts … in the end we all fail… we fail because we all die and staying alive has been the …

2021-10-07: Modern Nature, Derek Jarman … we seem to be in the throws of the memoir writing decades… the memoir …

2021-10-07: First Thoughts we should make what we make and let the cosmos decide what will come of it… … i …

2021-10-06: Patti Smith & Jefferson Hack Michelangelo’s David, Florence, Photography by Patti Smith … …

2021-10-06: Myriam Gendron … Canadian songwriter… review of Ma délire — Songs of love, lost & found… gets an …

2021-10-06: First Thoughts … woke at 5 AM… that is sleeping late for me… busy day yesterday… lots got done… …

2021-10-05: Walking … not the first name that would come to my mind when opening an ice cream and waffle …

2021-10-05: Helen Frankenthaler © 2021 Helen Frankenthaler Foundation, Inc. / ARS, NY and DACS , London / Crown …

2021-10-05: Vivienne Westwood … i am far from being a fashionista, except on rare occasions, like my niece’s …

2021-10-05: Wiki, Half God … i am not generally a fan of rap music, it doesn’t connect much with any of my life …

2021-10-05: Modern Nature, Derek Jarman … interesting portrayal of calamities… a huge storm… the nearby nuclear …

2021-10-05: First Thoughts … got a lot done yesterday… spent a lot of money on provisioning humans and animals, …

2021-10-02: Walking … after taking garbage to the dump, a walk around old harbor looking for boat …

2021-10-02: Modern Nature, Derek Jarman … writing about his school days… about the Kennedy …

2021-10-02: First Thoughts … bad night… didn’t sleep well, kept waking up, couldn’t get …

2021-10-01: Walking at North Light, Seal Colony! … i decide to try one more time to get a viewing of the …

2021-10-01: First Thoughts … HCR meter jumping all around… major legislation being debated, the …

2021-10-01: Walking the Beach … from the painted rock to the public access stairs at Mohegan …

2021-09-30: Modern Nature, Derek Jarman … i keep thinking about gay promiscuity, the cruising …

2021-09-30: First Thoughts … HCR meter… do or die… the moment has arrived when voting …

2021-09-29: Modern Nature, Derek Jarman … the descriptions of promiscuous gay culture continue to put me …

2021-09-29: First Thoughts … HCR meeter, democracy hanging in the balance… Mitch McConnel …

2021-09-25: First Thoughts … HCR meter would be depressing if i didn’t already know its truths, which is …

2021-09-23: Derek Jarman, Modern Nature … this: Quid sit futurum cras fuge querere et quem fors dierum …

2021-09-23: First Thoughts … we are installed in the cottage… slightly frustrating day doing …

2021-09-23: Walking … Rodman’s Hollow, waning gibbous moon… i srartle a deer who bounds to the far …

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2021-09-21: At North Light … sunrise… i catch my first sight of seals, foraging, but they always …

2021-09-21: First Thoughts … HCR meter is pointing decidedly downward as more information about 45’s …

2021-09-21: What a Little Moonlight Can Do

2021-09-19: First Thoughts … wedding celebration complete!… great party… don’t seem to have …

2021-09-18: First Thoughts … M and W’s wedding day… … our trip to BI smooth except for the …

2021-09-17: Lauren Elkin on Another … No. 91/92: A Diary of a Year on the Bus… … this book catches my attention… …

2021-09-17: First Thoughts … at last, the day we take off for BI has arrived… we are largely ready… have to pack …

2021-09-15: Issa and the Meaning of Animals: A Buddhist Poet’s Perspective. David G. Lanoue … what matters, that …

2021-09-15: First Thoughts … well, we did it, in just four days we tracked down a car we wanted to lease, …

2021-09-14: Stacy Arezou Mehrfar: The Moon Belongs to Everyone … as i look through the review, not really sure i …

2021-09-14: First Thoughts … just 84 hours after finding our car was drowned in flooding when tropical storm Ida …

2021-09-13: Issa and the Meaning of Animals: A Buddhist Poet’s Perspective, David G. Lanoue  The deeper truth …

2021-09-13: First Thoughts … my first thoughts this morning were about determining what the value of our drowned …

2021-09-12: Micro Poem Apples on the ground– Isaac Newton’s time of year!

2021-09-12: Issa and the Meaning of Animals: A buddhist Poet’s Perspective i read about butterflies as road …

2021-09-12: First Thoughts … we started looking at new cars yesterday… will probably head in the direction of a …

2021-09-10: First Thoughts … going home day… resuming something like a normal life day… M …

2021-09-09: Issa and the Meaning of Animals: A Buddhist Poet’s Perspective, David G. Lanoue … Chapter 2, …

2021-09-09: First Thoughts … HCR meter neutral, a discussion of Republican bad behavior over the past 50 …

2021-09-08: First Thoughts … HCR meter positive… about the radicalization of the Republican party …

2021-09-07: First Thoughts … beginning to look forward to getting home… miss H and the …

2021-09-05: Analogia, George Dyson 02 … at last, we get to an idea of intelligent and evolving …

2021-09-05: First Thoughts … nine hours of sleep last night… remarkable… must have been …

2021-09-04: Analogia, George Dyson … i must confess to a good deal of confusion on what this book is …

2021-09-04: First Thoughts … R and J go back to the West Coast… just M and me for the next …

2021-09-03: First Thoughts … more drinking last night… not as bad as the other night… …

2021-09-02: George Dyson, Analogia: The Emergence of Technology Beyond Programmable Control … i am one …

2021-09-02: First Thoughts … in bed at 9:30, up at 4:30, about 7 hours… not bad, woke up …

2021-08-29: Photographer: Kate Sweeny Kate Sweeny … nice photographs of young women, clothed and unclothed… an …

2021-08-29: Photographer: Grade Solomon, BOOOOOOOM Mag Grade Solomon … the above photograph blew me away with it …

2021-08-29: Amia Srinivasan, The Right to Sex … a book about the politics of sex?… from a philosopher no less… …

2021-08-29: If I Can’t Have Love, I Want Power … the title of Halsey’s new album… what an interesting dynamic in …

2021-08-29: Bertrand Russell, The Analysis of Matter, Part I, The Logical Analysis of Physics, Chapter II, Pre …

2021-08-29: First Thoughts … 24 hours without having to run the AC, OMG, feels so good… … HCR Meter pointing …

2021-08-28: Bruce Haley, Home Fires. Vol.I: The Past … reviewed by Jonathan Blaustein… based on the review, i …

2021-08-28: Basho and His Interpreters, Selected Hokku with Commentary, Makoto Ueda … a book i ordered a couple …

2021-08-28: First Thoughts … in bed at 9:30, up at 3:00 AM… at least i slept through… … the day after dad’s …

2021-08-28: Various Articles … i read a bit of the news, since i haven’t been watching any… mostly about …

2021-08-27: First Thoughts … i went to bed angry last night… as i noted the anger i was feeling it wasn’t clear …

2021-08-26: First Thoughts … news that dad has taken a turn for the worse… it sounds like he won’t last through …

2021-08-26: Bertrand Russell, The Analysis of Matter … as indicated yesterday, having finished the first chapter …

2021-08-25: Bertrand Russell, The Analysis of Matter … i am thinking my plan for reading and understanding the …

2021-08-25: Bertrand Russell, The Analysis of Matter, Chapter 1, The Nature of the Problem … Russell describes …

2021-08-24: First Thoughts … HCR meeter pointing slightly up… full FDA approval of Pfizer COVID19 vaccine… the …

2021-08-24: Bertrand Russell, The Analysis of Matter, Frege’s Theorem … i have begun re-reading The Analysis of …

2021-08-23: Annaka Harris, Conscious, Chapter 8, Consciousness and Time … the last chapter in the book… … in …

2021-08-23: Annaka Harris, Conscious, Chapter 7, Beyond Panpsychism … Annaka Harris on separating consciousness …

2021-08-23: Annaka Harris, Conscious, Chapter 6, Is Consciousness Everywhere? … the introduction to panpsychism… …

2021-08-23: First Thoughts … the rain from Hurricane Henri settled in to steady and moderate to heavy over …

2021-08-22: Omelette Diaries … a friend gave me an article about making a classic French omelette… it matched …

2021-08-22: Annaka Harris, Conscious, Chapter 5, Who Are We? … writing about where the sense of self is located …

2021-08-22: Annaka Harris, Conscious, Chapter 4, Along for the Ride … writes about parasitic infections as an …

2021-08-22: First Thoughts … HCR meter: she took the night off… … Hurricane Henri… wobbled a little east …

2021-08-22: Hurricane Moon

2021-08-21: Tschabalala Self Tschabalala Self, “Love to Saarjtie” (2015) … yesterday i posted about Vanessa …

2021-08-21: Conscious, Annaka Harris, Chapter 3, Is Consciousness Free? … the third chapter reviews (for me) the …

2021-08-21: First Thoughts … HCR meter at negative… focused on the history of education of black and brown …

2021-08-20: Vanessa Beecroft, Artist Vanessa Beecroft, Untitled, 2018, Photography by Joshua White … despite …

2021-08-20: Conscious, Annaka Harris … i bought this book after reading a Brain Pickings post… the subject of …

2021-08-20: First Thoughts … HCR meter pointing downwards… discussion of conservative extremism as evidenced by …

2021-08-19: The Essential Haiku, End Notes … today, the book is finished… the last notes discuss the origins of …

2021-08-19: First Thoughts … dinner with D & E last night… really nice time… got to express my thoughts more …

2021-08-18: A Brain Pickings Post on Panpsychism and Consciousness … two of my most favorite rabbit holes, …

2021-08-18: Films of Kim Jee-woon … i am planning to watch The Age of Shadows next, it appears to be available …

2021-08-18: The Essential Haiku, End Notes … today starts the notes on Issa’s poems… … in today’s notes, i learn …

2021-08-18: First Thougths … weight: 227.0 lbs… lowest i have been this year, the pandemic ten or fifteen are …

2021-08-17: The Essential Haiku, End Notes … more notes on Buson… … i learn that: the mountain cuckoo lives in …

2021-08-17: First Thoughts … HCR meter negative… about the lightning speed collapse of the U.S. trained Afghan …

2021-08-16: Analogia, George Dyson … of the growing number of rabbit holes i am prone to going down, AI, which i …

2021-08-16: The Essential Haiku, End Notes … i was telling my brother and sister yesterday that i have found …

2021-08-16: First Thoughts … the HRC meter points downward today… Kabul Afghanistan fell to the Taliban last …

2021-08-15: I Am So Apalled … from this article i learned about a website where you can upload a photograph of …

2021-08-15: An-My Lê … an interesting quote from the review…  Simply put, the raison d’etre for the military – …

2021-08-15: Afghanistan, another forsaken part of the world … the Taliban on the march… much faster than …

2021-08-15: Earthquake in Haiti … few countries seem as tortured by the cosmos as Haiti… sorrow for those lost, …

2021-08-15: The Essential Haiku, End Notes … i’ve moved on to the notes on Buson’s haiku… … Buson seems a more …

2021-08-15: First Thoughts … awoke with a start this AM, realizing i had forgotten to take my BP meds yesterday… …

2021-08-14: NFTs (Non Fungible Tokens) … a new platform to help artists make NFT art… … which reminds me of …

2021-08-14: The Essential Haiku, Notes … continuing with my reading of the end notes of the book… … i learn that …

2021-08-14: First Thoughts … HCR meeter neutral today… about the census and the political machinations that will …

2021-08-13: Mac Update Update … after the hour long fifteen minutes my Mac is telling me there is an …

2021-08-13: ****First Thoughts … how is it that Apple gets it so wrong about length of time remaining for …

2021-08-12: Soft Copy Hard Copy, Stephan Keppel … a book review by Jörg Colberg and GPT-3… … Colberg experiments …

2021-08-12: James Whiting, Roaming Near the Fireplace … this photobook intrigues me… it is about people, …

2021-08-12: The Essential Haiku … still making my way through the notes, which are numerous and informative… … a …

2021-08-12: First Thoughts … the HCR meeter points downward today… she talks about the fascist tendencies that …

2021-08-11: Bill Gunn, Filmmaker … this work looks interesting to me… hard to see through any of my streaming …

2021-08-11: AnOther promises: The Best Art and Photography Books to Buy This Summer … human centric… as in all …

2021-08-11: The Essential Haiku, Notes … in the very first note i read this morning, an academic article is …

2021-08-11: The world of robotics… The world of robotics, is the world of robotics— and yet. … this is a play on …

2021-08-11: To Ants… To ants on the kitchen counter— I am a wrathful god.

2021-08-11: First Thoughts … the HCR meter is encouraging this morning, day off to a good start even if an extra …

2021-08-09: Mark Kurlansky, The Big Oyster … A Molluscular History of New York… … years ago, i read Cod, another …

2021-08-09: The Essential Haiku, End Notes … a sense of the impossibility of translating Japanese haiku is given …

2021-08-09: First Thoughts … a friend once said that his day got off to a good or bad start depending on what …

2021-08-08: Bruce Springsteen, Born in the U.S.A … this blog is all about the attention i pay… it is rare that i …

2021-08-08: First Thoughts … Heather Cox Richardson made a post today… she usually takes Saturday night off… …

2021-08-07: Catherine Opie … a retrospective volume of her photographs… the review talks about her prolific …

2021-08-07: The Essential Haiku, Notes … reading the notes, i learn or confirm that… Basho was most likely gay …

2021-08-07: First Thoughts … a long post from Heather Cox Richardson, the history of voting rights, the …

2021-08-06: Women Pushing the Boundaries of Image Making ©Carey Ellen, Crush and pull … an interesting article …

2021-08-06: About Bull Fighting A matador taunts a bull. © Jo-Anne McArthur / We Animals Media … i almost didn’t …

2021-08-06: The Essential Haiku … i have finished all the pages that are direct translations from works of, or …

2021-08-06: First Thoughts … H safely delivered to M… trip home quick, easy… dogs happy to be released, Fiona …

2021-08-05: Jörg Colberg, On Art and Neo Liberal Society From The Merge by Sara Brincher Galbiati, Peter Helles …

2021-08-05: Basho On Poetry … winding down to the end of The Essential Haiku… The basis of art is change in the …

2021-08-05: First Thoughts … a text from J, during the night, they spoke to C who says J is slowing down …

2021-08-04: Guido Guidi … another article by Brad Feuerhelm for ASX… this one on Guido Guidi’s Cinque Viaggi …

2021-08-04: The Evidence of People, Not the People … all of the photography work i am viewing this morning is of …

2021-08-04: Who Does That? … someone is running a loud noisy machine, leaf blower?, at 5:30 AM!… who does that… …

2021-08-04: The Prose of Issa … excerpts from “A Year of My Life (1819)… … the interesting part being prose …

2021-08-04: First Thoughts … last night, just before going to bed, i let the dogs out… big commotion, one dog …

2021-08-03: Her Dark Materials … ran across this excellent exhibition of women artists… the artwork below by …

2021-08-03: The Haiku of Issa … i’ve read all the Haiku that are in The Essential Haiku… this morning i read …

2021-08-03: First Thoughts … Heather Cox Richardson is about Tucker Carlson, Hungary, Victor Orban, Christian …

2021-08-02: Holy By Donna Ferrato, reviewed by Jonathan Blaustein… … for the most part, i agree with Jonathan …

2021-08-02: Come Home to Yourself By Kaira Jewel Lingo… You already are what you want to become.1 … hmmm… i am …

2021-08-02: First Thoughts … i spent time yesterday sorting out the usefulness (or not) of the various apps i …

2021-07-31: The Sketchbook Project … talk about starting something interesting… 50K sketchbooks and counting! …

2021-07-31: From my titled post on my video stills… Until recently, I have not known what to do with …

2021-07-31: Video Stills, Zen Moments, Non-Fungible Token Art I have, for some time now, been experimenting with, what I call, video stills. These are short (less …

2021-07-31: The Haiku of Issa … the last two in the book… insects floating down the river on a branch, still …

2021-07-31: First Thoughts … feeling a little lost and aimless… trying to make the work, wishing something would …

2021-07-30: The Most Beautiful Boy in the World, Documentary … Björn Andrésen, chosen by Luchino Visconti to …

2021-07-30: Ghost Blog Photographer unknown, assumed to be a self portrait… … while looking for information on …

2021-07-30: The Haiku of Issa … i am nearing the end of The Essential Haiku… a few more poems, a couple of prose …

2021-07-30: First Thoughts … i rescued a centipede from the kitchen sink this morning… i rescued one yesterday …

2021-07-29: New in the Neighborhood Ever heard of a Honda Racoon?… … this one has been tooling …

2021-07-29: HEN, Non Fungible Art Tokens … ok, another rabbit hole to go down… Non Fungible Token art… turns …

2021-07-29: Photography and Mindfulness, Full Manual Mode … a few days ago i switched the controls on my Nikon …

2021-07-29: The Haiku of Issa … each day i read six Haiku from The Essential Haiku, translations by Robert Hass… …

2021-07-29: First Thoughts … so, no alcohol last night, kitchen cleaned up, sleep somewhat better, no ill …

2021-07-28: Micro Poem  A storm gathering– the number forty-five.

2021-07-28: Scenes From A Walk

2021-07-28: Spyware … an interesting article on spyware created and distributed by NSO Group, an Israeli company …

2021-07-28: Sex, Cats and Dogs Mostly about cat porn… … yesterday i shared an article on AI generation of cat …

2021-07-28: The Haiku of Issa Today’s six Haiku summarized with notes on what they mean or suggest to me, or the …

2021-07-28: First Thoughts … angry with myself… drank a little more than i should have last night… drank enough …

2021-07-27: Micro Poem _ Cicadas rattling in the trees– where does the time go?

2021-07-27: Scenes From Today’s Walk The route… … the scenes…

2021-07-27: Walking Sitting in Long Dock Park … quiet summer morning… thinking about places to …

2021-07-27: The Antidote to internet Cat Porn? These images were created with a machine-learning technology …

2021-07-27: Film The World to Come: this looks good, and perhaps a little steamy… “Sometimes stories choose …

2021-07-27: New (to me) Music … among my somewhat daily routines is to look through Pitchfork reviews of newly …

2021-07-27: The Haiku of Issa … reading and thinking about these poems as a daily practice has done a great deal …

2021-07-27: First Thougths … a good day yesterday… … some research and thinking about web presence, nothing …

2021-07-26: Scenes From a Walk Some pictures from this morning’s walk…

2021-07-26: Walking … warm and humid today… will be hot later and again tomorrow… … …

2021-07-26: First Thoughts … a better night’s sleep again… without AC… … Cardinal singing loudly outside my …

2021-07-25: The Results Are In! … blood panel results are in… less pasta, less sausage… …

2021-07-25: Walking … after tending to the chickens… … it’s a walk on the Madame Brett …

2021-07-25: The Haiku of Issa … less progress on actual unraveling of meaning in these haiku today, but, several …

2021-07-25: First Thoughts … a successful day yesterday… visited M and P in rehab, had barbecue at C and A’s and …

2021-07-24: Fiona Sleeping

2021-07-24: Erwin Olaf “Palm Springs”, American Dream, Self-Portrait with Alex I, 2018 © Erwin Olaf … another …

2021-07-24: Judy Chicago … feminist artist trail blazer… … a really interesting artist and article about her …

2021-07-24: There is a Strange Silence … this morning… usually there is a robin singing loudly outside my …

2021-07-24: Haiku of Issa sin is not possible without talent, on a winter day… if talent is lacking then being …

2021-07-24: First Thoughts … dinner with S and S last night, conversation about writing, posting, making money …

2021-07-23: Lacuna/Intertwine … this is my kind of photo project, devoid of people, made on walks around the …

2021-07-23: Talking About the Weather … i am reading an article on the changeabiltiy of the whether and the …

2021-07-23: The Haiku of Issa In today’s episode… a woman sings the rice planting song in the shade of a …

2021-07-23: The Earliest Bird … for years i have wondered about a bird that sings quite loudly starting very …

2021-07-23: First Thougths … i have not had any alcohol at night for the past week… … with no alcohol …

2021-07-22: Micro Poem Walking up a long, steep hill- mind set against stopping.

2021-07-22: Walking … cloudless morning, perfect temperature… … Fiona is with me today so H …

2021-07-22: Graciela Iturbide Graciela Iturbide Some thoughts from Graciela Iturbide, “regarded as one of the …

2021-07-22: The Haiku of Issa … studying and trying to interpret the Haiku of Basho, Buson and Issa, and trying …

2021-07-22: First Thoughts … bird tweeting outside my window… not sure what kind it is but it starts singing …

2021-07-21: Scenes From a Walk Photographs taken during my walk but processed later…

2021-07-21: Walking … what constitutes an important life?… is this anything that one should strive …

2021-07-21: Yvette Tang Yvette Tang … some amazing abstract work… … her website…

2021-07-21: This Week in Photography, Jonathan Blaustein … one of my favorite photography reviewers is Jonathan …

2021-07-21: The Haiku of Issa tiger moth enjoying itself, the poet asks how much… wasn’t able to find much …

2021-07-21: First Thoughts … in bed at 9 PM, awake at 3 AM, is six hours all i need?… … Heather Cox Richardson …

2021-07-20: Scenes From a Walk 📷

2021-07-20: Classic French Omelette Project … as i have likely mentioned before, my pandemic project was …

2021-07-20: Walking … sitting on a bench overlooking Fishkill Creek, which has swollen onto the banks i …

2021-07-20: Maria Popova on Willa Cather … as an artist, i found this Brain Pickings post on Willa Cather …

2021-07-20: Micro Poem … i began this one days ago, but struggled to get it right… i think i may be close on …

2021-07-20: Seabound by Elina Brotherus Elina Brotherus’ new photobook, Seabound, is visually arresting… …she …

2021-07-20: The Haiku of Issa The Six Ways… … this is a funny set of six… there are… Hell… in which there is a …

2021-07-20: First Thoughts … weight down by almost three pounds since yesterday… sometimes the swings are large …

2021-07-19: Micro Poem Feet shuffle by slowly– is it youth, or old age?

2021-07-19: Walking I have Fiona with me today. H had a bad night, I thought she would appreciate not being …

2021-07-19: Eve Adams I have been following the blog Body Impolitic, written by Laurie Toby Edison. Today I read …

2021-07-19: Haiku by Issa … a strange set this AM… … one about fleas in the hut and someone looks skinny… a …

2021-07-18: Farmer’s Market Bounty … planning on grilling some veggies… also, making some fennel …

2021-07-18: Walking Sitting by the banks of the Hudson River on Denning’s Point… … road trips are …

2021-07-18: The Daily Read The Haiku of Issa… … an interesting set of poems today… … a cricket chirps in the …

2021-07-18: First Thoughts … a better night for sleep… … a new electric shaver arriving today, why am i …

2021-07-17: Photography Sites I Follow @ci maybe a few of these would be of interest…

2021-07-17: Micro Poems Today’s offerings…  Buoyant Queen Anne’s Lace– lazy, hazy days. _ A …

2021-07-17: 05 I Like … this photography… Alvaro Deprit, from Rendezvous, Things that happen Alvaro Deprit’s …

2021-07-17: 04 If I Had $85 … i might get this book… it promises an interesting portrait of China… from the …

2021-07-17: 03 The Tree of Life: There is a giant pine tree growing on our neighbor’s property… … it sits right …

2021-07-17: 02 The Daily Read: “Haru no akebono” (Spring Sunrise), by Utagawa, Kuniteru, (1830?-1874), woodcut …

2021-07-17: 01 First Thoughts: Up way too early… again… … this time, not the dogs’ fault, though the dogs made …

2021-07-16: 07 Puccini in the Parking Lot … so, i am coming out of Shoprite with my groceries when a wall …

2021-07-16: 06 Scenes From a Walk: 📷

2021-07-16: Anyone else here using ProtonMail? Thoughts? Experiences? Alternatives?

2021-07-16: 05 Walking: Madame Brett Park… … while walking, i composed several micro poems… …

2021-07-16: 03 The Daily Read, Part 2: The Haiku of Issa… … well, another round of poems i am slow to connect …

2021-07-16: 02 The Daily Read, Part 1: Reading up on the history of the Fairness Doctrine… this is a wikipedia …

2021-07-16: 01 First Thoughts: … feeling so much better this morning… no sleep interruption from the dogs, …

2021-07-15: 04 Scenes From a Walk: 📷 … i generally process my photographs to black and white, but …

2021-07-15: 03 Walking: … despite exhaustion, i manage a walk… a fairly long one at that… …

2021-07-15: 02 Daily Read: Haiku by Issa… … six poems… none of them grabs me… maybe the one about one fly, one …

2021-07-15: 01 First Thoughts: … Fiona, evil dog… she is determined that i will not sleep… she got restless at …

2021-07-14: 08 First Tomatoes! … of the season… three San Marzano’s…

2021-07-14: 07 Today I Learned: … who Olivia Rodrigo is…

2021-07-14: 06 Micro Poems: … a couple today… Upon hearing about my mother in law’s car …

2021-07-14: 05 Scenes From a Walk: 📷

2021-07-14: 04 Walking: … Main Street walk… staying close to home in case H needs me… …

2021-07-14: 03 Photography: … an article by Miss Rosen, one of the small number of women photography critics… in …

2021-07-14: 02 Daily Read: Haiku by Issa… … one about a staring contest with a very large frog… this is a famous …

2021-07-14: 01 First Thoughts: … late last night, a call from L to let H know their mother had been in a car …

2021-07-13: 11 Micro Poems: …several in one post…  Returning to normal– one eye on the …

2021-07-13: 10 My Photography: 📷 … rather than use pano mode, i take multiple photos and stitch them …

2021-07-13: 09 Scenes From a Walk: 📷

2021-07-13: 08 Ulysses Discovery, Obsidian … a Micro.blog member makes me aware of Obsidian app, it’s got …

2021-07-13: 07 Walking: … feeling rather uninspired, tired, a little depressed… lack of …

2021-07-13: 06 La Veneno, Spain’s Badass Trans Superstar: … an article about La Veneno in Hyperallergic… … trans …

2021-07-13: 05 Art Installation by Sarah Sze: Image of Fallen Sky installation by Nick Knight … this article in …

2021-07-13: 04 Creation Story by Aaron Canipe … an article in Booooooom… Aaron Canipe from Creation Story … an …

2021-07-13: 03 The Daily Read, Part II: The Haiku of Issa… … today’s haikus are a little enigmatic… … one about …

2021-07-13: 02 The Daily Read: … yesterday i found and downloaded a book on animals in Issa’s poetry… i was …

2021-07-12: 06 Micro Poem … another one, i am having a rich day… My mind a bone dry creek …

2021-07-12: 05 Micro Poem:  Folding toilet paper– the way my father taught me. … this one came as a bit of …

2021-07-12: 04 Getting back to routine Dr. visits: … yay! i made an appointment to see my skin doctor for a …

2021-07-12: 05 From our front garden: 📷 … experimenting with the iPhone 12 Pro Max… the really …

2021-07-12: 04 More questions than answers:📷

2021-07-12: 03 On Photography, Max Sher: Max Sher, from Palimpsests, published by Ad Marginem … i love …

2021-07-12: 02 The Daily Read: The Essential Haiku, edited by Robert Hass, translations by Hass and others… … …

2021-07-12: 01 First Thoughts: … feeling better this AM… yesterday, exhausted, headache, mostly napped and …

2021-07-11: 03 Micro Poem:  Folding toilet paper– the way my father taught me.

2021-07-11: 02 The Daily Read: Issa haiku… … a remarkable set of poems this morning, of the six i read, all six …

2021-07-11: 01 First Thoughts: … feeling groggy, a little headache, lots of yard work yesterday, might …

2021-07-10: 06 Tools of the Omelette Making Trade: … Iwachu cast iron omelette pan, stainless steel …

2021-07-10: 05 Time to Tend the Chickens: … have i mentioned that i and a group of friends share the …

2021-07-10: 04 Jennifer Latour: From Bound Species, by Jennifer Latour… … i really like this work, looking so …

2021-07-10: 03 What Men Should Want: … according to AnOther Magazine… … hmmm… in light of my immediately …

2021-07-10: 02 Meditations: Issa haiku… … the one that catches my attention this morning is about being under a …

2021-07-09: 06 Black Widow Part II: … tremendous fun!… and what a down with the patriarchy …

2021-07-09: Tropical storm Elsa blows through leaving Fishkill Creek pretty angry. Flash flood warnings since …

2021-07-09: Does anyone know why pictures from a blog post sometimes render in the feed and sometimes don’t? It …

2021-07-09: 05 Black Widow: … love Scarlett Johansson… beautiful and a really good actress… did you ever see her …

2021-07-09: 04 Utility Poles and Wires: … i am assembling a portfolio of images i have made of utility poles and …

2021-07-09: 03 Maria Lax, Some Kind of Heavenly Fire: Night Flight, Maria Lax from Some Kind of Heavenly Fire … …

2021-07-09: 02 Meditations: The haiku of Issa… … the poem that stand out today is about a snail climbing Mt. …

2021-07-09: 01 First Thoughts: … i have been thinking the past couple of days how frustrated i am that i get no …

2021-07-08: 07 Fiona: … our dog Fiona tested positive for a tick born disease in routine blood …

2021-07-08: 06 I Wish: … i could be sure that my country isn’t heading to a very bad place, but i …

2021-07-08: 05 Photo Notes: From today’s walk…

2021-07-08: 04 Micro Poem: Chaos in the house– and still birds greet the dawn.

2021-07-08: 03 My Photography: Flattened Cans… I have been collecting images of flattened cans for a number of …

2021-07-08: 02 Meditations: Buson, from New Flower Picking… … a story about foxes appearing out of nowhere in …

2021-07-08: 01 First Thoughts: F…k my life!… … living with peeps and animals isn’t always a joy… that should be …

2021-07-07: 08 Micro Poem:  Severe thunderstorm warning– another martini?

2021-07-07: 07 My Little Desktop Fan: What to do with no AC in my studio? … my studio is in my home and i …

2021-07-07: 06 The Classic French Omelette Learning Curve: … i make classic French omelettes on an almost daily …

2021-07-07: 05 My Photographs: … sometimes color is an important reason the photograph is made… … sometimes …

2021-07-07: 04 John Coltrane on being the breakthrough creative: From a post by Maria Popova on Brain Pickings… …

2021-07-07: 03 Photography: Fiona Véronique… … the images presented in this article are from “Riddle,” a …

2021-07-07: 02 Buson Poetry: … a poem cycle, about a beautiful young woman traveling home we are told… the …

2021-07-07: 01 First Thoughts: … i am up earlier than usual… it is not even 4AM… i started coming to before 3… …

2021-07-06: 07 Food Stuff: A game changer… … every now and again you learn something about …

2021-07-06: 06 Micro Poem: Creek waters riffle by– on the far side, an orange float ring.

2021-07-06: 05 Walking: Daily photo walk… … these steps by the falls are a favorite stopping place… … this …

2021-07-06: 04 My Work Having just posted about Jurgen Teller… … i thought i would share a link to a body of …

2021-07-06: 03 Juergen Teller and Skateboard Fashion An article on a new skateboard fashion line incorporating …

2021-07-06: 02 Meditations: Buson poetry: Song of the Yodo River… … on the face of it, a poem about a man and a …

2021-07-06: 01 First Thoughts These are not my best thoughts, just the first ones that rise out of my brain in …

2021-07-05: 06 Mindfulness Headache, unwilling mind– morning after consequences.

2021-07-05: 05 Reconstructing my blogging and social media world. … today i set up a Mastodon account and toyed with feeding from my notesonattentionpaid.com blog …

2021-07-05: 04 Scenes From a Walk

2021-07-05: 03 Lightroom Enhanced Mode While i was away… … Adobe issued an update which allows you …

2021-07-05: 02 Meditations Buson, long poems… … Mourning Hokuju Rosen … so it’s not haiku, but long form poetry… …

2021-07-04: 07 Mindfulness  A raven squawking outside my window— how poetic.

2021-07-04: 05 Noisey Raven … croaking and honking outside… hmmm… with all this haiku research i now look up the …

2021-07-04: 06 Pandemic Skill … my wife chose sourdough bread, i chose the classic French …

2021-07-04: 04 Literary Open Mic in Beacon, NY … Donna Minkowitz, author of Growing Up Golem (among many other …

2021-07-04: 03 Laurie Anderson, United States Live … fascinating review of the performer and album… And so began …

2021-07-04: 02 Meditation Buson Haiku… … the very first poem i read is about cutting the last flower, a peony, …

2021-07-04: 01 First Thoughts … did a bird start singing extra early or do i normally not notice as early?… bird …

2021-07-03: 05 Mindfulness  Rain drops fall on the creek— the news spreads concentrically.

2021-07-03: 04 Tarra St. Hill … an article about TSH in AnOther Magazine… i am initially …

2021-07-03: 03 I’m Back? Kitchen & Coffee … this is my first time back in one of the local cafes i …

2021-07-03: 02 Meditations Buson haiku… … several poems land in this morning’s set… … one about old man ears and …

2021-07-03: 01 First Thoughts … bird singing brought me to, such a nice way to wake up, with the birds, unless …

2021-07-02: 08 Road Trip Part II … Cafe Mutton… … and then there’s the food… …

2021-07-02: 07 Road Trip! … heading up to my niece’s new restaurant, Cafe Mutton, in Hudson, NY for lunch …

2021-07-02: 06 Plans, Mice and Men … was all set to do some photo import to Lightroom Classic but it …

2021-07-02: 04 The New Woman Behind The Camera … this one is at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in NYC, so i have …

2021-07-02: 03 LES RECONTRES DE LA PHOTOGRAPHIE … if i were in France in the next few months i would make a …

2021-07-02: 02 Meditation Buson Haiku… … the first poem stands out most to me today… a bottomless tub blowing …

2021-07-02: 01 First Thoughts … i keep thinking that since there are first thoughts there ought to be last …

2021-07-01: 05 Scenes From a Walk

2021-07-01: 05 Mindfulness Daily Haiku…  Walking, lost in thought— a deer jumps across the trail.

2021-07-01: 04 Paul Phung, Sisterhood … to encounter Paul Phung’s portfolio, Sisterhood, immediately after …

2021-07-01: 03 Jenna Westra, Afternoons … i’ve taken my first page by page tour through Afternoons, by Jenna …

2021-07-01: 02 Meditations Haiku of Buson … i read more on haiku yesterday, trying to ascertain what makes a …

2021-07-01: 01 First Thoughts … struggling a little to wake up this morning… … we finally got thunderstorms and …

2021-06-30: 06 Mindfulness … today’s haiku…  Oppressive heat— where are the thunderstorms?

2021-06-30: 05 Scenes From a Walk

2021-06-30: 04 Garden Goodies On The Way!

2021-06-30: 03 Afternoons, Jenna Westra … i ordered this book prior to leaving on vacation, forgot that i had, …

2021-06-30: 02 Meditations Buson Haiku… … an old well with a fish jumping at the bottom of it… this reminds me …

2021-06-30: 01 First Thoughts … no middle of the night waking by either dog, but Chas is ready promptly at 4 AM… …

2021-06-29: 04 Mindfulness … today’s haiku effort… _ Oppressive summer heat, errands anyway.

2021-06-29: 03 Scenes From a Walk … meanwhile, back in Beacon…

2021-06-29: 02 Meditations Buson Haiku… … i decide that two pages a day, generally six haiku, is better than 4 …

2021-06-29: 01 First Thoughts … arrived home last night at about 8 PM, cranked up the AC, settled the dogs and …

2021-06-28: 05 Mindfulness … today’s haiku… Milkweed blossoms plentiful, where are the …

2021-06-28: 04 What I Am Looking Forward To … that i don’t have or cant do on Block Island wifi that …

2021-06-28: 03 So Irritated … my dog Fiona has become undisciplined… i don’t know why… this …

2021-06-28: 02 Meditations Haiku of Buson … i am finding the haiku i am reading this morning have more …

2021-06-28: 01 First Thoughts … going home day… looking forward to it, not looking forward to …

2021-06-27: 05 Haiku … trying to write at least one haiku a day as an attention to simple things …

2021-06-27: 04 Poulomi Basu … an article on Poulomi Basu, woman photographer from India… her body …

2021-06-27: 03 Influencer … a review of Sweat, a new Polish film… the story about a social media …

2021-06-27: 02 Meditations Haiku of Buson … stars shining in the not-dark-yet sky… leeks and bare …

2021-06-27: 01 First Thoughts … P & M to dinner last night… P in a belligerent mood, picked a …

2021-06-26: 06 Scenes From a Walk

2021-06-26: 05 Scenes From a Walk

2021-06-26: 04 Scenes From a Walk

2021-06-26: 03 Scenes From a Walk

2021-06-26: 02 Meditations Buson … more mundane moments… devoid of longing, desire, sorrow, …

2021-06-26: 01 First Thoughts … large swings in weight, water coming, going, like the tides… …

2021-06-25: Writing Haiku in English: Is the 5-7-5 syllable format required? This morning I posted three haikus I wrote yesterday on the Beach to Facebook. I described them as …

2021-06-25: 01 First Thoughts … i often wish i could hit the ground running and that profound thoughts …

2021-06-24: 09 Beach Haiku Child squealing, waves breaking, indolent summer chatter.

2021-06-24: 08 Beach Haiku Cloudless summer sky meeting smooth sea, in linear mutuality.

2021-06-24: 07 Beach Haiku Umbrella raised, dogs and wife settled, sea scrubbing the shore.

2021-06-24: 06 Perfect Beach Day

2021-06-24: 05 Rodman’s Hollow Trail

2021-06-24: 04 Maria Popova on Loneliness … i was about to title this Sylvia Plath, or the Journals of …

2021-06-24: 03 Voting Rights … an epic battle is playing out, the likes of which we have not seen since …

2021-06-24: 02 Buson … i keep searching for a name for this daily 02 slot post, which i like to be based …

2021-06-24: 01 First Thoughts … we are down to our last few days on the island… i am starting to …

2021-06-23: 03 Race Week! … we went to Dory’s Cove to watch the boats for a while… couldn’t make …

2021-06-23: 02 Buson … crows end their flight, one by one, as they return to roost at the end of the …

2021-06-23: 01 First Thoughts … feeling a little groggy this morning… … Chas got me up in …

2021-06-22: 04 For The People … today the Senate will vote on whether to begin debate on the For The …

2021-06-22: 03 Beautiful Morning

2021-06-22: 02 Buson … Buson continues to be a very down to earth poet… one about a snail with …

2021-06-22: 01 First Thoughts … tired last night, in bed by 9:30… we never got to race yesterday, …

2021-06-21: 03 Sleeping Dogs not Lying … the dogs wake up… i get them and take them out… …

2021-06-21: 02 Haiku of Buson … the poem that grabs my attention… Fallen petals of red plum— they …

2021-06-21: 01 First Thoughts … my thoughts this AM, as they have been for most of the last 24 hrs since …

2021-06-20: 05 Adventure? … been asked to crew on a racing sail boat… they mostly need a body on …

2021-06-20: 04 Basho to Buson … i have finished reading the poetry and prose of Basho in the present …

2021-06-20: 03 How Slow is the Internet Here? … so slow, that Ulysses can’t finish autosaving a document …

2021-06-20: 02 Heather Cox Richardson … HCR’s post this morning is mostly about voting rights and the …

2021-06-20: 01 First Thoughts … struggling a bit to wake up… had some alcohol just before going to …

2021-06-19: 05 Scenes From a Walk

2021-06-19: 04 Kiss the Police? Vinca Peterson: Raves and Riots … this photograph is striking… it …

2021-06-19: 03 Love is Love … Loving: A Photographic History of Men In Love, 1850-1950… … …

2021-06-19: 02 Spiritual Observance The Hut of the Phantom Dwelling, Basho… There was a time when I …

2021-06-19: 01 First Thoughts … the wind howls, i contemplate where i might like to walk in the …

2021-06-18: 07 Reflections From earlier today…

2021-06-18: 06 Scenes From a Walk Mohegan Bluffs… … one always has to consider the return trip …

2021-06-18: 05 Osprey Sighting! … the neighbors have an Osprey nesting pole in their back yard… …

2021-06-18: 04 Arias for a New World … this article on dancer/choreographer M. J. Harper’s new dance …

2021-06-18: 03 For The People … this morning’s Heather Cox Richardson post suggests there is movement on …

2021-06-18: 02 Morning Spiritual Moment The Haiku of Basho … i don’t know if it is my mood, but the …

2021-06-17: How is it possible? … to be staying on an island in the middle of the Atlantic and have no …

2021-06-17: I am realizing that when I post to my notesonattentionpaid blog at micro.blog that only the title …

2021-06-17: 08 News … that J’s doctor has told them they are likely in the last year of their life… their …

2021-06-17: 06 Scenes From a Walk

2021-06-17: 07 Sea Fingers Footprints in the sand, sea fingers reach in to erase.

2021-06-17: 05 Presto Pesto! … scored some garlic scapes in the farmers market and decided to make a pesto… turns …

2021-06-17: 04 Gottmik … this article on Gottmik caught my attention this AM… femininity in all it’s forms is …

2021-06-17: 03 Seals and Sharks … one of my favorite places on Block Island is at the narrow tip at the north end of the …

2021-06-17: 02 Haiku of Basho … i have a thick book of haikus composed by Basho, Buson and Isa… i have been reading …

2021-06-17: 01 First Thoughts … the reverberations from yesterday’s pit bull encounter continue to play out in my head, i …

2021-06-16: 05 Afternoon At the Beach

2021-06-16: 04 Scenes From This Morning

2021-06-16: 03 Enervating Morning … news of a family member in hospital… stumbled and fell while hiking Clayhead trail …

2021-06-16: 02 Haiku of Basho … i learn about… Risshaku-ji, a mountain temple, an unusually well kept quiet …

2021-06-16: 01 First Thoughts … L and M were over to dinner last night… i cooked… we had a good time… …

2021-06-15: 20210615.03 Walking Scenes from a walk…

2021-06-15: 20210615.02 Haiku Basho … birds weeping, fish crying; dusk in spring, no bells in the village, how is life …

2021-06-15: 20210615.01 First Thoughts … it is the chorus of birds that wakes me up again… …stayed up a bit later last …

2021-06-14: 20210614.07 … my vacation reading material… … have been reading most things i can get my …

2021-06-14: 20210614.06 Walking … scenes from a walk…

2021-06-14: 20210614.05 Mysterious Thistle Plant … been seeing this thistle plant on Block Island for a number of years now… it’s not …

2021-06-14: 20210614.04 Gisel Freund Many French artisans were forced to join thenranks of the proletariat which, in the early days of …

2021-06-14: 20210614.03 Clash of World Orders The G7 leaders offered a visible show of solidarity, with leaders talking and laughing together. Its …

2021-06-14: 20210614.02 Haiku … sleepless nights, oil freezes; after winter crysanthemums, radishes; she cats, love and …

2021-06-14: 20210614.01 First Thoughts … birds wake me up… the dogs do not follow me downstairs… an anomaly… a …

2021-06-13: 20210613.09 Darkroom … discovered a new photo editing app… i continue to work to streamline my photo work …

2021-06-13: 20210613.08 Narragansett Lager Time … at the Beachead… … H… … it’s all good…

2021-06-13: 20210613.07 Walking … scenes from the walk into town from Southeast Lighthouse…

2021-06-13: 20210613.05 Walking Southeast Lighthouse … been under renovation for a few years now… supposed to reopen …

2021-06-13: 20210613.04 Walking … the stairs at Mohegan Bluffs… … for another day… an overlook… …

2021-06-13: 20210613.03 B&W/Color … i have been trying to leave photographs in color, but i am not satisfied for long… …

2021-06-13: 20210613.02 Haiku … as a spiritual practice, i read haiku, twelve at a time… i learn broadly about …

2021-06-13: 20210613.01 First Thoughts … slept through the night as i have been most nights lately… … Fiona got me up …

2021-06-12: 20210612.06 Fresh Baked! … H’s chosen pandemic skill was sourdough bread… she spent all winter perfecting her …

2021-06-12: 20210612.05 End of the Earth … in every location i find myself in i discover spots that channel primal things… on …

2021-06-12: 20210612.04 North Light … a walk to the North Lighthouse this morning… a slow going trek around a crescent …

2021-06-12: 20210612.03 Pitchfork Reviews … on most days i scan the music reviews on Pitchfork… my rule is that most anything …

2021-06-12: 20210612.02 Haiku … i turn to the Haiku of Basho, Buson, & Issa for the centering spiritual start to my …

2021-06-12: 20210612.01 First Thoughts … i am developing the habit of waking with the birds, which happens between 4:00 and 4:30 AM …

2021-06-11: 2021.06.11.01 First Thoughts … Fiona being a pill, rambunctious, chasing the cat, wrestling with Chas, …

2021-06-11: 2021.06.10.04 Bob Marley and the Whalers … we play an album of Whalers music during dinner which leads to a …

2021-06-10: 03 Walking … taking a break, sitting in the crook of a tree… … turns out S and G are in …

2021-06-10: 02 Walking … Rodman’s Hollow… … bird migration monitoring station…

2021-06-10: 01 First Thoughts … up with the birds… dogs walked, cat fed, meds taken, coffee made… i sit …

2021-06-10: 07 It’s not 45! … i am getting tired of the news claiming legislators are afraid of 45, or that Kevin …

2021-06-09: 06 Block Island … some shots from this morning’s walk…

2021-06-09: 05 Walking … American Legion Post #36…

2021-06-09: 04 Walking … first walk on BI… stop to rest my back…

2021-06-09: 03 Frustration Continued … i discover the portable keyboard i bought is disruptive to necessary actions in Ulysses, …

2021-06-09: 02 Heather Cox Richardson … her daily brief is depressing… one can decide whether to have a good or bad day …

2021-06-09: 01 First Thoughts … frustrating morning… new environment, nothing terribly organized yet… …

2021-06-08: 05 Point Judith … we have arrived at Pt. Judith where we catch the ferry out to Block Island… some …

2021-06-08: 03 My Photography: Flattened Cans… I have been collecting images of flattened cans for a number of …

2021-06-08: 04 Jörg Colbert, Deutschland Deutschland Every country’s past is contested to some extent. But there might be no country as extreme as …

2021-06-08: 03 Elle Perez, a different queer gaze … the article attracts my attention, and this image is what pulls me in… … it’s an image i would …

2021-06-08: 02 The Bell Jar, Chapter 09, Sylvia Plath … the more i read, the more i realize that Bell Jar is a feminist work, carefully outlining the …

2021-06-08: 01 First Thoughts … ordered C a book and gift card for their birthday, happy birthday C!… … we leave for Block Island …

2021-06-07: 09 A Little Bit of Normalcy … dining out indoors for the first time in 18 months…

2021-06-07: 08 Walking

2021-06-07: 07 Walking … on this last day before BI it’s the sultry waterfront for my walk… i haven’t done …

2021-06-07: 06 Rabbit Hole D’Jour Part III, 12 Books I Should Read (Before I Die?) … Sam Harris provides this list, Maria Popova shares it after asking if he would add some works by …

2021-06-07: 05 Rabbit Hole D’jour Part II, James Baldwin People can’t, unhappily, invent their mooring posts, their lovers and their friends, anymore than …

2021-06-07: 04 Rabbit Hole D’jour, Free Will … Maria Popova sends me down this RH this morning… a post on James Baldwin quickly links to another …

2021-06-07: 03 Are the simple things boring? … last night H told me L might come out while we are on BI, something about seeing M, a friend, who …

2021-06-07: 02 The Bell Jar, Chapter 08, Sylvia Plath … Buddy Willard proposes, Esther demurs… well, so far, the chapter jumps oddly to skiing and a …

2021-06-07: 01 First Thoughts … last night we watched a newish series, The Underground… it depicted in the most horrific way, the …

2021-06-06: 08 Walking, Photographic Notes …seen along the way…

2021-06-06: 07 Walking … the day is already hot though humidity is low, a blessing… i will put the AC units …

2021-06-06: 06 Monuments and History … an article on why every statue should be taken down… This statue obsession mistakes adulation for …

2021-06-06: 05 Amy Sherald painting the American lives of Black People As American As Apple Pie – Amy Sherald © Amy Sherald, Hauser & Wirth Photo: Joseph Hyde … an …

2021-06-06: 04 Herbert List … an article on the sensual photography of men and sculptures of men by Magnum photographer Herbert …

2021-06-06: 03 If I were Sylvia Plath … i think about writing the character of a woman and whether i could do it or not and something …

2021-06-06: 02 The Bell Jar, Chapter 07, Sylvia Plath … about Constantine taking her to lunch and her own inadequacies, which are legion… this chapter all …

2021-06-06: 01 First Thoughts … called R yesterday for their birthday, they were very happy i did, i resolved to call more often… …

2021-06-05: 08 My brother told me he saw me on C-Span. … on C-SPAN? i said, having no idea why i might be on C-SPAN… i looked it up and sure enough, i …

2021-06-05: 07 Walking … another stop along the way… … Fishkill Creek and the Roundhouse… when …

2021-06-05: 06 Walking … walked to Bob’s Corner Store… there are benches in shade, hikers arrive in the …

2021-06-05: 05 The Shabbiness of Beauty …photographs by Peter Hujar and Moyra Davey… review by Jorg Colberg… i have seen a number of reviews …

2021-06-05: 04 Jenna Westra, Afternoons Jena Westra, from Afternoons … Brad Feuerhelm gives this book a highest recommendation, stating that …

2021-06-05: 03 On Review … just reviewed the last day or two of my Notes On Attention Paid blog… i like everything i wrote… i …

2021-06-05: 02 JB on Going Home … a long post by JB on going home… lots of pics, lots of quick stories, family, friends, food, a …

2021-06-05: 01 First Thoughts … morning flow not as i prefer, kitchen not clean, coffee not set up, urgent bathroom needs… … …

2021-06-04: 09 Board of Elections … doing our civic duty by doing an absentee ballot… …transwoman trainee, …

2021-06-04: 08 Walking … as i am walking i remember in this morning’s chapter of The Bell Jar, a picture of a woman …

2021-06-04: 07 On Protest and Mourning … again, following up on note 05 from today, i find my way to the digital exhibition On Protest and …

2021-06-04: 06 Seph Rodney … is the critic who wrote the article i mentioned in the previous post… an African American Man with …

2021-06-04: 05 Curating the Grief of Black and Brown People … there are two exhibitions discussed in this article… the first is what gets my attention… i am …

2021-06-04: 04 This Photograph … from yesterday stands out in my mind… … the reflection in the discarded storm door …

2021-06-04: 02 The Bell Jar, Chapter 06, Sylvia Plath … well, the trouble with Buddy seems to be that he wasn’t straight forward and honest about sleeping …

2021-06-04: 01 First Thoughts … pretty much slept through the night… been mostly sleeping through the night lately… … prep work …

2021-06-03: 06 Walking … a shorter walk today… possible rain… pain in several places up and down my …

2021-06-03: 05 Work Won’t Love Me Back … an article on Sarah Jaffe’s new book, Work Won’t Love You Back… it is a little expensive, even in …

2021-06-03: 03 Paris Lee, Trans Woman … a conversation with Paris Lee, trans woman… … i envy men who make attractive women… it is the one …

2021-06-03: 02 The Bell Jar, Chapter 05, Sylvia Plath … this chapter about Buddy Willard, handsome Yalie, whom she decided she couldn’t love… the chapter …

2021-06-03: 01 First Thoughts … slept well, slept in, slightly… Chas a little sluggish this AM… coffee, dogs, garbage, birds …

2021-06-02: 07 Walking … an early start gets me to my Pocket Road trail perch by 07:30 AM… the climb is …

2021-06-02: 05 My Vision … i have been thinking about this notes on attention paid effort as a daily collection of vignettes …

2021-06-02: 04 Barbara Krueger … it seems appropriate to follow up the last post with something on feminist artist Barbara Krueger… …

2021-06-02: 03 Sex Sells, Again … as much as i try to be an enlightened man, the sexual lead in image hooks me most of the time… …

2021-06-02: 02 The Bell Jar, Chapter 04, Sylvia Plath … a line about learning short hand as a practical skill… i think about learning to touch type, way …

2021-06-02: 01 First Thoughts … i wake earlier than usual… lie in bed trying to relax my body, some success… up… let the dogs out… …

2021-06-01: 05 Anti-Democratic Conservatism … this article by Joshua Tait in The Bulwark reviews the history of Anti-Democratic conservatives… …

2021-06-01: 04 Democrats and Voting Rights … this article by Ronald Brownstein in The Atlantic echos my feelings about the current state of …

2021-06-01: 03 About Asshole Airline Passengers … apparently people are flying again and they are acting like assholes in unprecedented numbers… as …

2021-06-01: 02 The Bell Jar, Chapter 03, Sylvia Plath … paragraph upon paragraph about food and how the protagonist can eat as much as she wants and never …

2021-06-01: 01 First Thoughts … feeling a pervasive sense of frustration, particularly with my photography practice, which has …

2021-05-31: 07 Chicken Prep … wandering around the meatball pen on Thursday, harvested on Friday, spatchcocked and …

2021-05-31: 06 Dan Wood, Black Was The River, You See … very nicely composed photographs, about place, anchored by a river… Dan Wood? … the article …

2021-05-31: 05 Liat Yossifor Liat Yossifor, “Water” (2021), oil on linen, 80 x 78 inches … something about this abstract artwork… …

2021-05-31: 03 Women Artists from Salvador Lilliana Castro producing “Temaquixtilitzli” (2019) (photo by Jesica Vasquez) …this lead in …

2021-05-31: 02 The Bell Jar, Chapter 02, Sylvia Plath I don’t believe in baptism or the waters of Jordan or anything like that, but I guess I feel about a …

2021-05-31: 01 First Thoughts … my first thoughts were that i don’t want to get up yet… but Chas went downstairs, i got worried he …

2021-05-30: 06 The Mystery of the Jasper Johns Green Angel Motif … an article on Jasper Johns draws me in and i read it from beginning to end… drawn in because the …

2021-05-30: 05 Emily Dickinson on Grief, Love and Loss, Brain Pickings Because the price of living wholeheartedly (which is the only way worth living) is the heartbreak of …

2021-05-30: 04 The Bell Jar, Chapter 01, Sylvia Plath … it’s a novel, but reads autobiographical, written in the first person… it opens up with death, the …

2021-05-30: 03 The Bell Jar, Foreword, Sylvia Plath … in the forward, i read… Plath’s suicide on February 11, 1963 brought her instant fame in England, …

2021-05-30: 02 First Thoughts … my spiritual ritual solidifies, ring the singing bowl, read some poetry, write what it tells me, …

2021-05-30: 01 Sunday Spirituality … 12 poems by Basho… i read about abandoned two year old children, tossed some food; horses eating …

2021-05-29: 03 Kristina Shakht, To Be Or To Become Kristina Shakht, To Be Or To Become … an article, This Zine Celebrates the Female Body in its “Raw …

2021-05-29: 02 Regarding the Suffering of Others, Chapter 9, Susan Sontag Space reserved for being serious is hard to come by in a modern society, whose chief model of a …

2021-05-28: 08 Malak Matar, Gaza-born Artist … this painting drew me in… Malak Matar, “When peace dies, embrace it. It will live again.” (2019) …

2021-05-28: 06 We Should Abolish Museums Now … an article arguing not so much for the abolishment of museums, but their transformation into …

2021-05-28: 05 Comets and Destiny Perseid meteor, originating from Comet Swift-Tuttle, from the ISS … an article on meteor showers, …

2021-05-28: 04 Turkish Delight, 1973 (Film Still) … another example of sex selling, it almost always works on me… i wish i could say that was not …

2021-05-28: 03 Manglien S. Gangte … a fashion spread that looks more like a high concept photo book, grainy pictures here, blown out …

2021-05-28: 02 Regarding the Pain of Others, Chapter 8, Susan Sontag … on figuring out that human depravity is a base condition… Someone who is perennially surprised …

2021-05-28: 01 First Thoughts … today we harvest chickens, i will come home with five of them… today my iPhone 12 Pro Max will …

2021-05-27: 09 Walking … sitting by Fishkill Creek, near the old bridge, almost halfway point on this particular …

2021-05-27: 08 Halide Photo App and iPhone 12 Pro Max … an article by Sebastiaan de With on the capabilities of the 12 Pro Max…

2021-05-27: 07 iPhone 12 Pro Max … as i said earlier, i have purchased an iPhone 12 Pro Max… this is a photography purchase, a …

2021-05-27: 06 Rhiannon Adam, Polaroids and NFT’s Bangkok. 2012 (remixed 2021) - Developing Polaroid © Rhiannon Adam. … an article in the British …

2021-05-27: 05 Fotoclubismo Thomaz Farkas, Ministry of Education (Ministério da Educação) Rio de Janeiro, ca. 1945, gelatin …

2021-05-27: 04 The Complicity of Booksellers in the Rise of White Supremacy and 45 … what we choose to publish and promote in bookstores has consequences argues Josh Cook in an …

2021-05-27: 03 Regarding the Pain of Others, Chapter 7, Susan Sontag … Sontag opens with two ideas… … imagery preferred by the media direct public attention… the reason …

2021-05-27: 02 Regarding the Pain of Others, Chapter 6 Susan Sontag All images that display the violation of an attractive body are, to a certain degree, pornographic. …

2021-05-27: 01 First Thoughts … i woke up to the sound of dripping… i woke up earlier to the sound of animals fighting, not sure …

2021-05-26: 06 Walking … struggling to get reception, finally, when there are least bars, it comes… notable, …

2021-05-26: 05 Hearts and Minds … an art show at the Carriage Trade Gallery in NYC, curated in partnership with Rectangle, Brussels… …

2021-05-26: 04 Motherhood Penalty … an article on how women are penalized in their professional careers for having children… the art …

2021-05-26: 03 Kelly Reichardt … a review of the films she has directed… i have seen one of them, Wendy and Lucy, slow, nuanced, …

2021-05-26: 02 Mike Brodie … a series of photographs on train hopping/homeless culture… it’s not pretty, each photograph …

2021-05-26: 01 First Thoughts … the usual early morning bird singing loudly… cat wailing downstairs… coffee made… dogs let out …

2021-05-25: 04 Another Gaze, Another Screen … an article in Hyperallergic introduces me to a feminist film streaming service, Another Screen, …

2021-05-25: 03 Nefertiti and Digital Colonialism … an interesting article on a famous bust of Nefertiti exported by German archaeologists at the turn …

2021-05-25: 02 Heather Cox Richardson … Letters from an American, May 24.2021 … we learn about Belarus, Alexander Lukashenko, and the …

2021-05-24: 05 Food and Art History … of course!… Art Bites!… … and then i look up one of the recipes and there is nothing in it that …

2021-05-24: 04 Gary Webb and the CIA Eighteen years after it was published, “Dark Alliance,” the San Jose Mercury News’s bombshell …

2021-05-24: 03 Amos Bronson Alcott Amos Bronson Alcott via Wikipedia Human life is a very simple matter. Breath, bread, health, a …

2021-05-24: 02 Peter Lindbergh … this photograph of Tina turner and Azzedine Alaia in 1989… Azzedine Alaïa & Tina Turner, …

2021-05-24: 01 First Thoughts … J’s birthday… chicken dying, glad i am not the one to deal with it this week, will probably be …

2021-05-23: 06 Carl Corey … nice article in Lenscratch on this Guggenheim Fellow photographer… many amazing images, this is …

2021-05-23: 05 Zanele Muholi … an article by Art Blart about the Tate Modern exhibition of her work… i don’t know if the exhibit …

2021-05-23: 04 The End of Spiritual Observance … i strike the metal bowl, … the end of spiritual observance, … now, what’s not important?

2021-05-23: 03 What Basho Tells Me … i read of Kyoto and cuckoo’s cries; roads not travelled and autumn evenings; whitebait with black …

2021-05-23: 02 Spiritual Observance … it’s Sunday, … i make the metal bowl sing, … and read haiku in lieu of prayers.

2021-05-23: 01 First Thoughts … long, hot day yesterday… drove down to middle NJ to see J, have lunch… she seems to have landed in …

2021-05-22: 08 Walking … thinking about S, thinking my feelings might be jealousy… it would explain my …

2021-05-22: 07 When Artist Marry? … a long article on famous artist pairs who did or did not marry, but maintained long creative …

2021-05-22: 06 What’s in a name? … interesting article on the problem with naming women artists, who’s histories are all too often …

2021-05-22: 05 Hannah Beth Taylor, “emerging photographer” … as in, we haven’t seen from her before… this work is up my alley, no people, just the evidence of …

2021-05-22: 04 Epstein guards get plea deal? … which means there is a bigger investigation going on… this article makes it sound as though it is …

2021-05-22: 03 Italy and the Hard-right … the threat of authoritarianism is global… this article discusses the possibilities in Italy and …

2021-05-22: 01 First Thoughts … last night i posted on FB that i wasn’t sure what to make of the food insecure arriving at a food …

2021-05-21: 09 Walking

2021-05-21: 08 Keld Helmer-Petersen … Brad Feuerhelm tells us he is a pioneer in the use of color photography, not completely …

2021-05-21: 07 Outsider Camera Art Elisabeth Van Vyve, Untitled, 1993–2013 © Clément Van Vyve/Collection Bruno Decharme … Photo Brut: …

2021-05-21: 06 Chip Shortage … i read that the Biden/Harris administration is under pressure to do something to alleviate the …

2021-05-21: 05 About Abortion Rights Middlebury College economist Caitlin Knowles Myers projects that overturning Roe might reduce the …

2021-05-21: 04 Regarding the Pain of Others, Chapter 5, Susan Sontag … Sontag sums up the chapter by reminding us the presentation of history is selective… we have …

2021-05-21: 03 Regarding the Pain of Others, Chapter 5, Susan Sontag … Sontag talks about the “usefulness” of images of atrocities exhibited long after the atrocious can …

2021-05-21: 02 Regarding the Pain of Others, Chapter 5, Susan Sontag … Sontag talking about the limited ability of a photograph to tell a story, to deliver …

2021-05-21: 01 First Thoughts … several thought streams in my brain… … yesterday i ordered a b-day gift for J… part of me didn’t …

2021-05-20: 11 Food … i have been looking for ways to use rhubarb as a savory ingredient… i am not big on …

2021-05-20: 10 Walking … Pocket Road trail today… the climb is relatively easy, two stops to let my heart …

2021-05-20: 09 Notes on (photographic) attention paid, May 2021 … turning attention to my own work, i am in the process of reorganizing my creative productive …

2021-05-20: 07 Personal and Political by Elin Spring _“The personal is political” was the slogan of second wave feminism. In this deftly interwoven …

2021-05-20: 06 Shooting hoops: a visual celebration of basketball … the game i most loved to play, even if not the game i was most competitively successful at (that …

2021-05-20: 05 Morning Sounds … the birds nesting in the eves of our house became active some time ago, at the first hint of …

2021-05-20: 03 Regarding the Pain of Others, Chapter 5, Susan Sontag Central to modern expectations, and modern ethical feeling, is the conviction that war is an …

2021-05-20: 02 Regarding the Pain of Others, Chapter 4, Susan Sontag … this quote is highlighted 273 times in my Kindle edition book… The more remote or exotic the …

2021-05-20: 01 First Thoughts … still waking up… taking seconds to connect the thought of doing to actually doing it… … began to …

2021-05-19: 11 Watching the News … how often will we be incredulous over Republican rejection of Democracy?… Democracy …

2021-05-19: 10 Walking … i take the road through Memorial Park… it is Wednesday, food bank day… there are so many cars in …

2021-05-19: 09 Walking … in the park, a person is asleep on the ground, back turned towards me, a dog rests its chin on …

2021-05-19: 08 Walking … sitting by the falls at Roundhouse… a favorite spot… feeling good… … i got to bed at 9 last night… …

2021-05-19: 07 Found my Blogging Paradise … i have been writing a journal and publishing much of it for a couple of years now… i read and …

2021-05-19: 06 Encouraging Words … this from an article about it never being too late to change course and pursue something you are …

2021-05-19: 05 Kurt Vonnegut, Jr., Slaughterhouse-Five … the article catches my attention because it describes a 22 year old Vonnegut as a prisoner of the …

2021-05-19: 04 Hungry Mouths … the bird feeding has begun, the sounds of scrapping in and out of the metal fascia, the hungry …

2021-05-19: 03 Greentea Peng & Mike Skinner … this image immediately catches my attention… Greentea Peng, Photography by Stefy Pocket … good …

2021-05-19: 02 Regarding the Pain of Others, Susan Sontag, Chapter 04 _To catch a death actually happening and embalm it for all time is something only cameras can do, …

2021-05-19: 01 First Thoughts 230.8 lbs … downward weight trend stopped… not surprising given precipitous drop over past couple of …

2021-05-18: 08 Last Thoughts … almost bedtime, a little All In with Chris Hayes… Joe Biden driving an electric …

2021-05-18: 07 Skate in Brown Butter Caper Sauce Poaching the skate in red wine vinegar, water, thyme salt and bay leaf… i thought i would …

2021-05-18: 06 Walking … pleasant morning, spring green colors are amazing… … sun shining on my back, warm, delicious… … …

2021-05-18: 05 Climate Change and Ancient Cave Paintings Cave paintings created around 40,000 years ago on the island of Sulawesi in Indonesia, among the …

2021-05-18: 04 National Garden of American Heroes, Not … i try to avoid most mentions of 45, i refuse mostly to say his name, he remains a clear danger to …

2021-05-18: 03 The Lams of Ludlow Street, Thomas Holton … i have seen this work a number of times on my Feedly feed… it is an exceptional series documenting …

2021-05-18: 02 Xuebing Du, Flower Photography … i had an internal debate about sharing this photographic work, it isn’t what I normally glom onto… …

2021-05-18: 01 First Thoughts … Fiona woke me up at 2 AM, needing to go downstairs, drinking water, out briefly, then back to bed… …

2021-05-17: 08 Final Words … i am always tired at the end of the day, making final words difficult to write in a …

2021-05-17: 07 Madame Brett Park … to do this week… begin new organization scheme on Flickr… edit backlog of photos; clean up dining …

2021-05-17: 06 Katsushika Hokusai, Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji … from Taschen… … hmmm… expensive, desirable…

2021-05-17: 05 Suicide … a post on Sylvia Plath in Brain Pickings resurfaces a thought that viewing the youthful suicides …

2021-05-17: 04 Guilherme da Silva … this portrait photograph by Guilherme da Silva astonishes me, such a unique individual, captured …

2021-05-17: 02 Regarding the Pain of Others, Chapter 3, Susan Sontag … The Dragon Devouring the Companions of Cadmus, Hendrick Goltzius (1588)… … Titian, The Flaying of …

2021-05-17: 01 First Thoughts … up at 03:50 AM… HCR thinks the Republican Party is hitting an inflection point where it will …

2021-05-16: 09 Last Thoughts … tired… wondering about tomorrow… what will i get done?, what will i do?, will …

2021-05-16: 08 Chicken Stock … paying attention to the finer details, in this case, flavor development in my …

2021-05-16: 07 Return to Normal? … two joggers pass me by… … at the beginning of the pandemic this caused great …

2021-05-16: 06 Long Dock Park … a beautiful morning… … perfect temperature, slight coolness on bare skin, but …

2021-05-16: 05 Marvel Harris wins MACK First Book Award 2021 Inner Journey is a raw and introspective portrayal of Harris’ experience as an autistic, non-binary, …

2021-05-16: 04 Reproductive: Health, Fertility, Agency … Dr. Marcus Bunyan reviews this exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Photography, Columbia …

2021-05-16: 03 Biden calls for end to violence … Israel and the Palestinians, war, the article notes the death of Palestinian children and women in …

2021-05-16: 02 Fugees, The Score … it’s Sunday morning, i peruse my Feedly feed and come across a review of The Score, by the Fugees …

2021-05-16: 01 First Thoughts … my first day of microblogging and post as you go was successful… my words and pictures go to a …

2021-05-15: 08 Last Thoughts … a martini and two glasses of wine conspire against last thoughts, but i am waiting for H to …

2021-05-15: 07 In the Garden … there have been many gardeners who write well, or writers who garden well… i am …

2021-05-15: 06 Walking, Hamilton Fish Bridge … although there is lots of noise on the bridge, the views are stunning… … and …

2021-05-15: 05 … have i found the way?… … today i experimented with publishing as i go to micro.blog and i am excited… the rules of the …

2021-05-15: 04 Rafael Fuchs: Project X, Miss Rosen … this post intrigues me immediately and locks me in with this image: Susanne Bartsch and a friend © …

2021-05-15: 03 How to Look Natural in Photos … i looked at a number of photo projects this morning before landing on this one… i prefer …

2021-05-15: 02 Jonathan Blaustein offers life advice … which turns out to be… embrace the change, think carefully about your world, and what you want it …

2021-05-15: 01 First Thoughts … Fiona restless last night, up and pacing on the bedroom floor, i exposed my feet and she gave me a …

2021-05-13: 2021.05.13 - notes on attention paid 02 Regarding the Pain of Others, Susan Sontag … Sontag opens by taking up Virginia Wolf’s contention …

2021-04-02: On Voting Rights and the Right Heather Cox Richardson on the voting rights struggle playing out in Georgia and across the …

2021-04-02: Of Sports, Asian Women, and Volleyball … last article to review today, a pretty rich morning… appealing to my interest in the state of …

2021-04-02: On Kindness … Brain Pickings brings me the beautiful poem Kindness by Naomi Shihab Nye, i quote the last two …

2021-04-02: David Hockney and Gregory Crewdson? … an article on David Hockney, as i look through images of his paintings, it occurs to me that his …

2021-04-02: Walking by the Hudson … very low tide, i take the opportunity to explore shoreline not always available… it …

2021-04-02: On the LGBTQ+ Experience … so, AnOther magazine has been particularly interesting this morning… this interview with trans …

2021-04-01: Reading about Pixy Liao … i read about Pixy Liao’s staged photographic work calling into question the patriarchy and its …

2021-03-28: Women and Photography Two new arrivals in my photography library. I have developed a keen interest in photography and …

2021-03-25: Last weekend to see my Dark Matter show at WAAM (Woodstock Artist Association Museum, Woodstock NY) …

2021-03-25: Daily Walk Some photos from this morning…

2021-03-25: Girlhood, The Book … another book for my library on the subject of being woman, Girlhood by Melissa Febos… … from a …

2021-03-24: Why Women Support 45 They specifically like Law and Order to be embodied in a chief. In all Olympus, there is one …