Grumpy/zombie/yogurt-faced/American carries bags that are too big

It’s 11:49 on Tuesday night at SFO. I hope the advil kicks in soon, my neck  and head are killing me. I look like a zombie right now, dark circles under my eyes and limp hair. I think my face is showing a little wariness. It feels like everyone is looking at me incredulously. “You’re traveling … More Grumpy/zombie/yogurt-faced/American carries bags that are too big

lost rainy night

Sun been down for days, the grey rises and falls, cracks open to blue, and descends to make late dawns and early dusks I went to the city to learn to sing and I was early enough to try and get lost, I thought with some excitement! In my red plaid coat driving my black … More lost rainy night

fewer words

For the next few weeks there will probably be infrequent posts. I am in between internet service at my house, working on several papers, and leaving for Guatemala next Tuesday evening, to be gone for two weeks. I am buying a camera this weekend, and I think, if I have opportunities I’ll post pictures from … More fewer words

I’m tempted to say “I’m worried about my grandfather” this morning, I’ve been thinking about him lately, worried about his health. He’s 87, and he’s had a mrsa infection in his leg for two years now. Mrsa is a kind of staff infection that can’t be killed with antibiotics. His leg is always swollen. Even … More

Creation, destruction.

Sometimes the Earth seems to me a rapid rising and falling…I see pieces of steel and glass flying upward to form a building, terrible shaking ripping earth jutting upwards thousands of feet a second, a mountain rising, trees growing, tendrils of green and explosions of magenta blossoms and then, accompanied by a fast “foomp” sound, … More Creation, destruction.

Been eating rice cakes in the car, and you know what that means, I spoiled my appetite for dinner…

I love packing my lunch for work in a brown paper bag that I reuse. It’s like going to school again. I ride my bike down to the BART. At West Oakland the trains to the city on weekday mornings come every three to five minutes. I take my bike up, and go one stop … More Been eating rice cakes in the car, and you know what that means, I spoiled my appetite for dinner…