Morning Dog Walk and Balloons

I took a picture this morning of one of the views on our morning dog walk, which follows the perimeter of the UNM North Golf Course, but I’m not happy with it.  I may try again later.  What I wanted you to see was the vista from the western edge of the course, looking out…

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How Do We Write?

Oh, joy!  I went back into my RSS feeds, in order to come up to speed for blogging, and found this post from Cal Newport about How Novelists Get Work Done.  Newport is — to my great interest — always concerned not just with productivity, but especially deep productivity.  He thinks a lot about how…

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Road Trip. With Circus.

I’m in Oklahoma City now, resting from the second day of traveling with two cats and two birds.  We’ll be in Albuquerque tomorrow afternoon.  In the meantime, the cats are resting in their crates (they chose that; I thought they’d rather have some space, but no) and the birds are sleeping. And I am writing…

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Just Say No to the Book Bed. No, Wait. Say Maybe.

Look!  Something to do with your extra books! The photo’s from Barbara Dunbar, discussing the joys of Anthropologie. Now, this is an Anthropologie display.  I don’t think we’re meant to try this at home.  But the piece is worth thinking about.  My own thought process: 1) Oh, here’s something to do with all those books that I…

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Very Brief Thoughts On Packing Boxes. Very Brief.

The movers will be here on Friday, so we are in the beginning stages of the last throes of Panic Packing. By which I mean that we are not actually panicking, but we see it looming.  Laura’s gone off to the Home Depot to fetch more boxes, bubble wrap, paper wrap, and packing tape.  Because…

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Tonight! Orphée!

For about 20 years now I’ve been a subscriber to the Pittsburgh Opera.  Tonight is the last performance I’ll be attending, Phillip Glass’s Orphée, based on Cocteau’s Orphée.  I’ve never seen it, though once in the long ago I saw the movie.  Let’s see what Wikipedia has to say about this (I’m in the entry…

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Oh, Logistics.

We spent about an hour this morning discussing the issue of lamps.  In order to make it safely to ABQ, the lamps need to be packed.  All of them need to have their bulbs removed and their shades packed separately; in the case of the floor lamps, I gather we don’t pack the long stems…

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Albuquerque Blogs

As the move back home approaches, I’ve been migrating various internet contents over to the new address.  (If you’re connected to me on Facebook, for instance, you might notice that I now live in Albuquerque!  Not really.  Two weeks to go.) Over on the Links Page, I’ve added a new category, a sampling of Albuquerque Blogs I’m…

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Totally Don’t Need This. And Yet.

On my Facebook feed this morning, I found this gem, posted by a friend:   It is an Airstream Trailer.  And if you go to this link, you can see all its details, including its hardwood floors, its handcrafted wooden cabinets, its lovely textiles, its clawfoot tub.  It sells for $50,000, if you want to…

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Creativity and Money. Balancing Act.

The latest from Marie Forleo is all about how to balance being an artist — any kind of artist — with needing to make a living.  Refreshingly, it’s NOT about finding a good day job and making art on the side; it’s about balancing creativity and true vision with what customers want.  Sane and grounded. …

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