Month: July 2007

Milestone books

art, etc. / books

As of earlier this evening, I have (finally) finished the last Harry Potter book. It sits over there on the lap desk over there like a big orange brick. This was definitely a satisfying conclusion. But what to do now? Start another book, I guess… “The Glass Castle: A Memoir” (Jeannette Walls) Any book that starts out with the narrator suddenly finding her mother rooting through the trash on a Manhattan street just has to […]

Peter has lunch with me.

Ephemera

.flickr-photo { } .flickr-frame { float: left; text-align: center; margin-right: 15px; margin-bottom: 15px; } .flickr-caption { font-size: 0.8em; margin-top: 0px; } Peter has lunch with me., originally uploaded by niehoff. Sent from my iPhone

[how close?]

my poetry

Replacing “far away” and “are we there yet?” and “where am I?” — Replacing long-ago questions with statements more rounded, less severe in meaning and intent. “How much further?” turns into “No closer than you’d thought.” And the wind from the west — where the weather comes from — tugging at your ear with final revelations, but now you know to turn to it and say, “Still, no closer than I’d thought.” (2-24-07) Technorati Tags: […]

Path

Ephemera

I’d apologize for the long silences here in the blog, but they’re not a product of boredom. I seem to have lost my ability (temporarily, I hope) to gather up small bits of items or conversations. I love that about the blogosphere — it’s simply harder to do. I seem to be walking along a parallel path, trying to find myself a way back to the main path. Poems have been written and I’ll post […]

The back yard

Ephemera

.flickr-photo { } .flickr-frame { float: left; text-align: center; margin-right: 15px; margin-bottom: 15px; } .flickr-caption { font-size: 0.8em; margin-top: 0px; } The back yard, originally uploaded by niehoff. Sent from my iPhone

At last!

books

The mailman delivered the last Harry Potter a few hours ago, and I’ve already settled into it. I’m quite proud of myself: I kept away from spoilers, and my favorite bookstore’s midnight bash, and even my favorite restaurant at lunchtime today (It’s right smack next door to the bookstore). Therefore, opening the Harry Potter box was a proper literary fulfilment. I tried to enjoy the months of waiting, too. After all, nobody in the future […]