Month: April 2008

Happy dock at Antwerp

Ephemera

.flickr-photo { border: solid 2px #000000; } .flickr-yourcomment { } .flickr-frame { text-align: left; padding: 3px; } .flickr-caption { font-size: 0.8em; margin-top: 0px; } Happy dock at Antwerp, originally uploaded by niehoff. The dock at Antwerp was happy to see us.

Patti at the Musee D'Orsay

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.flickr-photo { border: solid 2px #000000; } .flickr-yourcomment { } .flickr-frame { text-align: left; padding: 3px; } .flickr-caption { font-size: 0.8em; margin-top: 0px; } Patti at the Musee D’Orsay, originally uploaded by niehoff. I visit a museum and see lots of paintings that I wish I could have in my very own living room. Oh well. I also try to explain the camera’s workings to Buck, at the same time he tries to use the […]

The crowd at Musee D'Orsay

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.flickr-photo { border: solid 2px #000000; } .flickr-yourcomment { } .flickr-frame { text-align: left; padding: 3px; } .flickr-caption { font-size: 0.8em; margin-top: 0px; } Musee D’Orsay, originally uploaded by niehoff. We visit the Musee D’Orsay in Paris on our recent barge trip, and take the camera along. Other people had the same idea.

Blackberry winter

books / Natural world

I think we here in Cincinnati are having a blackberry winter. Warm air has arrived, the daffodils are even mostly over, and most importantly for my breakfasting, blackberries have bloomed a bit wherever it is that they are (not here in my yard, unfortunately). Now we have our cold snap. The boiler is back on, and 30° nights have returned. No more open windows, so at least the oak pollen doesn’t get to sneak back […]

Men: not the default?

Current Affairs

Excellent article… The sexist differences between the sexes – Telegraph It is time, says Pinker, to stop thinking of men as the ‘default’ setting and women as variants of the norm, when advances in brain imaging and genetic mapping confirm fundamental genetic, neurological and psychological differences between the two sexes.

Nothing woke me

Ephemera

Nothing woke me up at this hour, and of course, I can’t figure out which particular nothing that was. Maybe it was the noiseless neighborhood coyotes sliding through the neighborhood, waking Sophie and causing her to bark. Or it could have been the raccoons who taunt her from the porch sometimes. I have lain awake for a while, listening, but no good. Not even attenuated highway noises are reaching the windowsill. Saw a warbler yesterday, […]