Monthly Archives: December 2015

“To the Garbage Collectors in Bloomington, Indiana, the First Pickup of the New Year” by Phillip Appleman

(the way bed is in winter, like an aproned lap,     like furry mittens,     like childhood crouching under tables) The Ninth Day of Xmas, in the morning black outside our window: clattering cans, the whir of a hopper, shouts, … Continue reading

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Chiharu Shiota

Chiharu Shiota is a Japanese performance and installation artist born in 1972 who was selected by her country to represent Japan in the recent Venice Biennale. The ceilings and walls of the Japanese Pavillion at the Biennale are covered with … Continue reading

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ER’s Fine Tea Selections

I was going through an old pile of papers in the rear of my desk and came across the papers pictured above. About 10 years ago, ER was in my 8th grade class. He was hyperactive (and also a bit … Continue reading

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Memory Lane

Each time I get in to Ann Arbor to visit my mother, I try to do some sort of activity with her and some of the ladies in her wing. In November we made cards using stamps and last week … Continue reading

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I am walking work of art

I am definitely not a winter coat person. In fact, I usually go as long as I can without one. Sometimes I make it all the way to February, realizing that March and the hint of spring is not too … Continue reading

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1,199,232,000 seconds have passed

Christmas Day full moon. An impressive photo that JB took last night just after we finished dinner. 38 years ago was the last time there was a full moon on Christmas. 13,880 days have passed since that date. 1,199,232,000 seconds … Continue reading

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The Force Awakens on Christmas

Ok, I love Star Wars, at least The Empire Strikes Back. I remember purchasing light sabers when they first came out right after the movie debuted some 38 years ago and separately visiting all my friends late at night, tossing … Continue reading

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