Archive for September, 2008

Yesterday I was informed that it was the Autumnal Equinox and that it was the day of perfect balance and harmony between light and shadow and day and night. And, if I believed that the stars would save my life, that would have been the day… (sigh…) And even though I don’t believe that the […]


When you share a bench with someone, even if it is a long bench and they are at the other end, if they are talking, and you lean back against the planks, you feel the hum of vocal cords.   Underground, JoAnn Verburg, 2005


One of the things I’ve been looking most forward to seeing this fall in NY is the Giorgio Morandi retrospective show at The Met. It was a happy surprise to come across a Vija Celmins quote in Peter Schjeldahl’s New Yorker review of the show, “Tables for One.” Celmins’ (an all-time personal favorite artist) and […]


The Twin Towers were never part of the NYC skyline that I know. I moved here in 2006, well after they fell. The Chrysler Building is instead, my landmark; it usually hovers in my peripheral view as I walk home on the far side of the East River. It is lit up in the evening […]


An email from a favorite aunt about sailing and sleeping under the September stars in San Francisco with another favorite aunt reminded me of this photograph by Hannah Whitaker: Which in turn reminded me of summers long, long past in Colorado, when my sister and I were allowed to run out late and wild in […]