12 Jan, 2017

Sitting in the Sun

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I have a new favorite winter pastime: Sitting in the sun. I've discovered that from about 9:15 in the morning until about 10 o'clock the sun, when it is out, [...]

14 Jan, 2016

Looking Up at the Snow

January 14th, 2016|Tags: |

It snowed in thick flakes the other day. As I looked up at the sky from my window, with ever more fluffs of white tumbling towards me, I felt that [...]

24 Nov, 2015

Winter Break In

November 24th, 2015|Tags: , |

We had a winter break in this past weekend. I know this is not the proper use of the English term "break in;" rather, it is a literal translation of [...]

23 Jan, 2015

Magic in the Winter Woods @ VCCA

January 23rd, 2015|Tags: , , , , , |

I have returned to the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts (VCCA), where I'm trying to be immensely productive during my two-week residency. When I get tired, or need to rev myself [...]

5 Jan, 2015

Those Who Trod Before Me

January 5th, 2015|Tags: , |

A freshly snowed-on sidewalk reveals who has walked before us. I never quite appreciated that until yesterday morning, when I took my daily walk while it was snowing softly. I [...]

12 Dec, 2014

12/12/14 – Time Capsule

December 12th, 2014|Tags: , |

I am keeping with my tradition of creating a time capsule of the 12th of December, begun as a project on 12/12/12. One day, way in the future, it might [...]

8 Dec, 2014

You Can Always Count on the Waves

December 8th, 2014|Tags: , , , , |

I consider living along the Chicago lakefront one of the great blessings of my life. The other day I went for one of my favorite walks, along Rogers Park Beach [...]

6 Mar, 2014

What Makes Winter Bearable

March 6th, 2014|Tags: |

Starting a fire at 10:00 a.m. Ordering a hyacinth garden for a friend recovering from surgery Stocking up on sandalwood lotion and Dead Sea bath salts Hot chocolate for morning break Red [...]

3 Mar, 2014

Snow-Covered Glass Dome

March 3rd, 2014|Tags: , , |

Winter has become oppressive here in Chicago, and the snow-covered glass dome of the Mansueto Library at the University of Chicago captures that rather well. Surely the architect didn't envision [...]

26 Feb, 2014

Before Winter Became Heavy

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Before winter became heavy, it came softly. Before we had 3+ feet of snow on the ground, there were just tracks of snow swinging through the woods. I really miss [...]

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