Bird Count

February 4, 2008

On today’s menu: black oil sunflower seeds & the usual, peanuts. The sunflower seeds have drawn visits today from several towhees, juncos, acorn woodpeckers, brewer’s blackbirds, steller’s and scrub jays, several band-tailed pigeons, and one northern flicker. It should be noted for the purposes of this record that it has snowed for several hours this Read more >>

Nook recovery

July 22, 2007

Bare, but bright. I used a trick from Martha Stewart and juxtaposed three nearly matched shades of white for a sort of pearlescent, light-bending effect. This color was originally intended for the bathroom, but I made a mistake when I picked out the color for this nook, and it has been garish orange for most Read more >>

Books I read before age 10 that may have shaped who I am

March 29, 2007

Ender’s Game – I read this when I was eight (thanks, Randy) and it has definitely withstood the test of time. Piers Anthony’s Incarnations of Immortality Series The Tommyknockers (and IT – my mom forbade me to read her Stephen King novels, so naturally I devoured them) The Hobbit, the Fellowship of the Ring, and Read more >>

Greek Coffee Report #23

January 18, 2007

Moroccan arches, enormous rabbits, three rivers. The arches are marvelously detailed.

List of things Josh put into the soup tonight.

January 18, 2007

A stick of butter. A quarter cup of flour. Two pounds of top sirloin steak. Three cans of beef broth. Beer. Dried basil. Salt & pepper. Russet potatoes. Many cloves of garlic. Some celery’s in there, including the leaves, that’s very important. Most of the good salty, celery taste is in the leaves. One red Read more >>

Items within six inches of either elbow:

January 18, 2007

One (1) tube Ivory Black oil paint Flash for Kodak Duaflex 41 pieces of unopened mail to be filed A Tupperware container full of seed packets A watercolor sketchbook Rhinestone hair cliip iPod nano Greek children’s book 8 sheets of scribbled upon paper One (1) empty teacup A brown watch Pair of earrings Black onyx Read more >>

Paint Sample Poetry

January 11, 2006

Names of paint samples I’ve collected this year: Enveloping Calm Foaming Waters Light of the Moon Earthy Glimmer Moonlit Lawn Purple Poem Bark Antique Winter Evening Sun Drift Marble White Mountain Pass Chimney Sweep Lush Shade Gray Morning Winter Wind Violet Evening Olive Grove Haystack Twine Pale Sunshine White Pine Brown Moss Lunar Glow Meditation Read more >>

The Year in Cities

January 11, 2006

Kansas City, MO Los Angeles, CA Crestline, CA London, England Pistoia, Italy Florence, Italy Venice, Italy Rome, Italy Athens, Greece Paros, Greece Oslo, Norway Wineham, England