December 1, 2016 (Thursday)

November 30, 2017

December. How did that happen? It’s already nine o’clock, too. This morning I walked with W. in the crisp, rainwashed sunshine, sparkling, to the Depot. Crisp, still, although we’re expecting temperatures to reach the mid-50s today …which is pretty damn crazy. Took that walk because yesterday I didn’t get out of the house once: the […]

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November 30, 2016 (Wednesday)

November 29, 2017

Yesterday, I had a conversation with a young person who’s somewhat perfectionistic and somewhat tending toward depression. She’s in love with a flawed character. I suppose that’s no surprise. It would be impossible, unless she had some kind of change of mind (like, a head transplant), for her to love a “simple” man. A simple […]

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November 29, 2016 (Tuesday)

November 28, 2017

Almost December. A brief return to warmer temperatures as a rain storm approaches. Right now it’s “that rich windy weather” (Kate Bush) I so adore. I walked to the downtown Y this morning, walked home with damp hair, mid-way through climbing Prospect Hill I ditched the hat, figuratively speaking. Perhaps this is one “benefit” of […]

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November 28, 2016 (Monday)

November 27, 2017

Oh my, tired I am. The sun is rising, and I feel slightly faint and already rushed. I remembered my dreams. Strange stuff about sleeping in temporary quarters, then being roused for some reason and going with a bunch of friends (women, girls, iirc) to a gallery-studio space, but not really admiring the work on […]

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November 27, 2016 (Sunday)

November 26, 2017

Today will be the last day of this little 5-day mini-vacation, which, since I cooked and cleaned each day save last night when we went out for an early dinner, consisted for me mainly in being able to sleep long into the morning. Admittedly, a two-edged sword. Tomorrow I’ll have to readjust… Taking the time […]

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November 26, 2016 (Saturday)

November 25, 2017

There’s a sad woman walking down the state route into town. She’s older, but seems to be intellectually disabled. One sad manifestation of her mental disabilities is that she frequently walks down the street shouting angrily, engaged in some “dialog” with person or persons unknown. Because she’s often dressed in an immature manner – in […]

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November 25, 2016 (Friday)

November 24, 2017

The thing to remember, when it comes to the incident of the rusty nail, is that I had no words for blacking out or losing consciousness. Yet that is of course what happened, otherwise I’d have a narrative – a consciousness – of that strip of time between when I suddenly felt very afraid in […]

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November 24, 2016 (Thurs.)

November 23, 2017

And so it’s Thanksgiving today. I let myself be pulled into clicking on a Washington Post article as I went to my phone to look for the Focus@Will app I like to use during #MorningPages. It was a “cheat sheet” for Black Friday, and I learned (as if I need to) about which stores open […]

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So Last Year

November 22, 2017

[Note: For the time being, I’ve made this Nov. 22 2017 Thanksgiving Eve post, which begins the year-long So Last Year project (Thanksgiving 2016 to Thanksgiving Eve 2017), “sticky.”] For many months now I’ve kept to a journaling routine called #MorningPages, popularized by Julia Cameron in her book The Artist’s Way. Writing longhand, avoiding pixels and […]

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Living and Selling the Dream: Exploring Lifestyle Aspirations through California Design

April 4, 2014

Here’s my review of the exhibition California Design, to be published in Art*Throb next week (where it will be illustrated with a Julius Shulman photo of The Stahl House, but I don’t dare wade into those copyright waters here, so I’ll leave you with a link, below, to the photo in question…): Just a few […]

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