Las Fallas fireworks, 2016

0 Fireworks 1200 P1340834 I say I’m trying to stay awake, but who am I kidding? If I decide instead to try to go to sleep amid the cacophony, what are my chances? [More….]

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Clockless

images“Timeless” is a word that tends to show up when people are trying to make a big impact, rhapsodizing about art, music, design—beauty of various kinds. It also makes frequent appearances in advertisements for luxury goods. “Timeless” isn’t a word we can really apply to any aspect of our current situation. We’re much closer to the more prosaic “clockless.” [More….]

Schadenfreude

Rotisserie We’re in a lovely place, in lovely circumstances. This is abundantly clear to me both as I look around and as I hear news of the aggressive winter weather that has been burying my home in New England for many weeks. I certainly love being here, but I’m in a delicate position. [More…]