Pas de deux.

  View on Instagram   When the autumn rains start, I spend a lot of time looking down at the ground, looking for droplets on fallen leaves, watching out for slugs and worms. Sometimes I'll talk myself out of a photograph because it doesn't seem interesting enough, and then I'll stop right in the... Continue Reading →

FunkyPlaid and I, each with our own ailments, managed to shamble around the neighborhood together just before dusk. We got a great preview of some of our neighbors' Halloween decorations and scuffed our feet in a bunch of oak leaves. Writing from: my study in Portland, Oregon. Listening to: Faith No More's cover of "Easy" because I... Continue Reading →

I dozed off on the bus and woke up to glimpse a huge rainbow in the eastern sky. The color of the sky was so strange that as soon as I hopped off at my stop I stood in the light rain to take a snap. No filters here, just gorgeous autumn sky. Writing from:... Continue Reading →

En route to the bus, I snapped a quick photo of some of our lovely autumn foliage. Writing from: my study in Portland, Oregon. Listening to: "The Wind" by Doe Paoro (feat. Adam Rhodes).  

I am so grateful to Past-Cygnoir for taking a photo early this morning so Present-Cygnoir didn't have to scramble blearily around the house for a last-minute snap. Writing from: my study in Portland, Oregon. Listening to: "Whipped Cream Rag" by Fred van Eps.

I love autumn in all realities, but until virtual reality can deliver the faintly sweet smell of fallen leaves or their satisfying crunch underfoot, there's no comparison. Still, it's picturesque there, and I like to visit. Credits (vaguely left-to-right): Studio Skye - Enchanted Woods v2 - 4 (clearing) [resized] Trompe Loeil - Garden Bard Abode (no gardens)... Continue Reading →

My favorite podcast, which I know I have mentioned here before, is Judge John Hodgman. In September 7th's episode "Mommy Nearest", Judge Hodgman shared this aphorism: "Welcome to how it goes." He explains that saying it reminds him that "there's no use complaining or being frustrated with a problem -- you've just got to decide how to proceed,... Continue Reading →

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