Month: November 2009

Bookends

It’s fitting this should end with a hangover, on my last day before I go back to work. The cell phone went off a record five times this morning: – Ramin, wanting to meet at the Museum of Flight –… Read More ›

The Last Week

I spent Monday morning in the bath with William Basinski and a battery-powered candle I got at Costco. The candle came in a box that said “THE BEAUTY OF CANDLELIGHT WITHOUT THE RISK OF FIRE.” When I started this sabbatical… Read More ›

Exterminator

It’s a kind of loss of innocence when you first have to deal with rats. We discovered them in our home two years ago: they were coming from the basement through the floor, behind the refrigerator, into the nursery. We… Read More ›

Dark

The wind is coming in from the south today, and sounds like the ocean when it’s going out. Pine needles are everywhere. This is the time of year marked by a moodiness in the northwest, when we all comment about… Read More ›

White Space

I got my foot stuck on the baby gate earlier this week and went down on my side, yielding a bruise the size of a small country. It is hard being empathetic: while it gives you the appearance of emotional… Read More ›