Friday, October 08, 2010

day off

7am: wake up

8:45: wake up again

9am: coffee and scones delivered couch-side while gaining consciousness under a pile of blankets

9:30am: hit play on Felicity (season 4, disc 2)

11am: start laundry, make pumpkin muffins

11:30am: shower

noon: Starbucks

12:30pm: Record Collector, almost get hit by a bike, wander around the library

2pm: slowly drive north, point at pretty trees, laugh a lot

2:30pm: pumpkin farm - visit chickens (and guinea fowl), horses, cows, llama, donkeys and a zebra, corn maze, squash and pumpkins

3:30pm: deliver pumpkins and squash to some parents, poke around the bookshelves, search for the cat, look at the backyard pond, visit sister, slow back roads tour of small town Iowa

5pm: tenderloins at Jonesie's

6pm: watch preparations for the small town homecoming game, slowly drive south

7pm: tea and New York Times on the balcony

Monday, September 27, 2010

Saturday, January 02, 2010

And could you keep your heart in wonder at the daily miracles of your life,
your pain would not seem less wondrous than your joy;
And you would accept the seasons of your heart,
even as you have always accepted the seasons that pass over your fields.
And you would watch with serenity through the winters of your grief.
Much of your pain is self-chosen.
It is the bitter potion by which the physician within you heals your sick self.
Therefore trust the physician, and drink his remedy in silence and tranquillity:
For his hand, though heavy and hard,
is guided by the tender hand of the Unseen.
And the cup he brings, though it burn your lips,
has been fashioned of the clay which the Potter has moistened with His own sacred tears.
- Kahlil Gibran, The Prophet (on pain)

Sunday, December 20, 2009


The yellow dots each represent a plane in flight. You can also see daylight moving from east to west, and how the flight numbers increase during the day and decrease at night. Amazing. I had no idea this many planes were in the air each day.

Monday, December 14, 2009