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After a Busy Summer

Taking the time to sit down and edit again after a long and busy summer away from blogging. Rainy days like the one we’re having at the moment don’t induce the kind of “carpe diem” guilt that parking in front of a laptop, editing does on a brilliant blue sky summer afternoon. 26 more words


"I went to a restaurant that serves 'breakfast at any time,' so I ordered French toast during the Renaissance"*...

“When you wake up in the morning, Pooh,” said Piglet at last, “what’s the first thing you say to yourself?”

“What’s for breakfast?” said Pooh. “What do you say, Piglet?”

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Road dieting the Hyperion Bridge

Road dieting the Hyperion Bridge…the plan is to reduce the traffic lanes in half–one each way–and put a bike lane on each side. Of course, one rarely actually sees bicyclists going from Atwater to Silver Lake on the Hyperion Bridge. 616 more words

Think Pieces

Topographical Portraits


‘Norwich’ Ed Fairburn, 2013

I find these images incredibly moving & intimate.
I love maps, geography & topography…to combine them with portraits, with such masterly skill in pen & ink leaves me breathless. 43 more words

Creative Writing

Detroit Flood Insurance Map 1981

This map (with an interesting take on the Detroit border) is unfortunately timely in its discovery after the recent flooding. The map is a part of a 1981 study of flood insurance and flood plain issues in Detroit. 203 more words


Spectacular Garden Takes Advantage Of The Sloping Californian Topography

Hilgard Garden is a landscaping project by San Francisco-based Barrensfeld Architecture. It’s part of a private residence in Berkeley, California. The garden was designed to take advantage of the sloping topography of the site and to also eliminate the need for a traditional staircase in t… by… 7 more words

Women Ideas

A Wanderer's Journal - Day 10

At the run, the sun is back with a vengeance. Sanjay and Saurabh say they have a rather exotic breakfast planned. While I wait for them to fetch me, I can’t resist some chocolate chip brownies and milk at… 715 more words