Daylight Savings Time

March 11, 2008Uncategorized

We moved the clocks one hour forward on Sunday. I think that I was either too busy working on my thesis or it was cloudy that evening because I didn’t notice the longer day. But yesterday I certainly did. I realized that I kept expecting it to get dark but the light just stayed and … Read More

Re-read ‘The Great Gatsby’

March 8, 2008Uncategorized

“When we pulled into our winter night and the real snow, our snow, began to stretch out beside us and twinkle against the windows, and the dim lights of small Wisconsin stations moved by, a sharp wild brace came suddenly into the air. We drew in deep breaths of it as we walked back from … Read More

Sigrid Sandström

March 5, 2008Uncategorized

Yesterday a friend of mine sent me a link to Sigrid Sandström’s web site Sigrid     An excerpt from Sandström’s artist statement : My fascination with the actual experiences of a place, be it in real life or constructed in my painting, also incorporates the components that enable this experience. The different aspects that contribute to the … Read More

The Crows

February 29, 2008Uncategorized

Yesterday I spent the whole day in the house. It started out as a gray day. By 1pm there were little snow flakes flitting down to the ground. When I tried looking out the kitchen skylight I couldn’t because there was a dusting of snow covering it. And it kept snowing on and off for … Read More

Charles Ritchie Lecture

February 26, 2008Uncategorized

Today I went to see Charles Ritchie give a talk about his work at MCAD. His imagery is taken from the very things in the world which bring me a lot of joy. I was able to see an original of the image below. The color and subtlety are gorgeous. See more at

Lunar eclipse

February 20, 2008Travel, Travel Topics

I watched the lunar eclipse from my kitchen’s skylight window this evening. As I often do in this apartment, I remarked at how lucky I am. To have such a vantage point on such a rare occasion is special. Tonight the eclipse was only visible in the Americas and, in addition to this, tonight was particularly clear. … Read More