Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Friday, December 24, 2010

Happy Holidays, whatever they may be

A bit of a capella carol singing at Tim and Astra's.

Herb using supplemental lighting.

In honor of Festivus, carol singing was followed by thumb wrestling (our feat of strength). Tim would probably like it mentioned that he beat everyone--although his final victory over Gib was hard won.

Thursday, December 23, 2010


So Donna Jean had her book made into an e-book file, we put it on Amazon and then I downloaded it to my iPod. Crazy, huh?

Of course, I don't really need it on my iPod since I've read it about six times, but I wanted to make sure it worked. As a side note, you'd think reading on one of these things would be ridiculous, but the screen is sharp and contrasty, you can make the type whatever size you like, you kind of get used to swiping over to the next page every 30 seconds, and it's not bad.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

One Year Ago

This is from December 20, 2009. Obsession with the past. Does a winter tree feel nostalgic about its summer leaves now gone? Are the chattering birds discussing their youth? Does the root cellared cabbage remember the light?

Monday, December 20, 2010

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Hanukkah Hematoma

Although this neighborhood hematoma had nothing to do with Hanukkah per se, it did, apparently, come into being on the third night of the Festival of Lights; and, as it promises to last through Advent and well into the new year, it has become a minor symbol of judeo-christian understanding.