23 June 2006


I was planting peas in along the fence in my yard not too long ago. The work required a shovel, some string, two wooden stakes and little bit of time. Some of the job had already been done several weeks ago when I was creating a sort of Outdoor Play Area for the now deceased turtle tribe otherwise known as Zippy and Tina. They apparently failed to find satisfaction in their Outdoor Play Area.

Nevertheless, the OPA made a very adequate start for the introduction of a row of snow peas. I dug into the soil, pulled out a few rocks, pounded the stakes, strung the string, planted the plants.

I'm happy to report the peas are doing fine, much better than the turtles did in that spot. Do peas mind heat? These are getting plenty of it and today I noticed that they seem a little toasted around the edges. I'm hoping water and a cool night will help.

Also, while I was digging in the dirt I found a genie's lamp. It caught me by surprise. I didn't know that there were genies in these parts. I didn't think the sultan had made it this far west. I'm trying to decide if I should rub the lamp or just leave it be. If I do, and if there's a genie inside, I'm going to ask for a TV that only plays World Cup soccer games and nothing else.


09 June 2006

Sunday Afternoon

And while we're on the subject of light, here's a fun one from last sunday afternoon. Think hot and sunny, the smell of cut grass, and feet in the fountain.

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Office Window

I have the very great privilege of working from home a few days every week. Although this almost never means shorter hours, it does provide some benefits. Such as the light outside my window at around 7pm on a June evening. Yes, I'm still working, but I've got windows on all 4 sides of my little studio office and the view is hard to beat...

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05 June 2006

Beach Walk 4

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Beach Walk 3

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04 June 2006

Beach Walk 2

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Meditation: Beach Walk

So, let go / Just get in / Oh, it's so amazing here / It's all right / 'Cause there's beauty in the breakdown. -- Frou Frou, Let Go

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01 June 2006

Neuhaus on Desire and Hope

"It is thought to be a mark of intellectual sophistication to dismiss desire and hope as possible guides to truth. What we desire and hope for can, of course, turn out to be in error, but despair is always without reward."

Richard John Neuhaus, First Things, May 2006