Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Fifth Avenue

Tried to visit Dave Beckerman today. alas, that didn't work out. Had to settle for Robert Frank Exhibit at the Met plus Acapella Soul + the Rat.
The Rat out in public, making an appeal to the public regarding the Rat's belief that the Met has hired a substandard company to remove Deadly Asbestos.
I love the Rat. wish he'd step up on health care.


Tuesday, September 29, 2009


What makes for the ideal built environment? A roof over every head, a chicken in every pot. Sculpture in the garden. Am hoping my educated friends will inform via comment, who made these feet?


Monday, September 28, 2009

train 88

rode steel rails north to NYC. Feels like modern track, no clickety clack. The regional train running 120 mph.


Sunday, September 27, 2009


71,201 residents per square mile--wikipedia


Saturday, September 26, 2009


There now is your insular city of the Manhattoes, belted round by wharves as Indian isles by coral reefs--commerce surrounds it with her surf. Right and left, the streets take you waterward. Its extreme downtown is the battery, where that noble mole is washed by waves, and cooled by breezes, which a few hours previous were out of sight of land. Look at the crowds of water-gazers there.--H. Melville


Wednesday, September 23, 2009

my tribe


Tuesday, September 22, 2009

puppy class

Sophie didn't pass


Monday, September 21, 2009



Sunday, September 20, 2009

day of rest

Harmony Village First Baptist Church


Saturday, September 19, 2009

Mr. Deeds

Virginia gubernatorial candidate Creigh Deeds in CHO Saturday.


Friday, September 18, 2009

the power of law

The Southern Environmental Law Center has a unique mission.
Use the power of the law to protect the environment and health of the Southeast. Working in all three branches of government, this non-profit organization shapes, implements, and enforces the laws and policies that determine the quality of the air you breathe, the water you drink, and the landscapes and communities around us.


Thursday, September 17, 2009

Rives Street

When I was little I wondered why so many places turned the alphabet off. Reading without comprehension is mixed blessing. I worried about the infamous Sand-Witch, she was everywhere.


Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Carlton Avenue

Bike loop, sunset.


Tuesday, September 15, 2009


Sterling Watson funeral. Orange, Virginia. 2001.


Monday, September 14, 2009



Sunday, September 13, 2009

day of rest

where is this church?


Saturday, September 12, 2009

Love one another

There is no set curriculum, no government course, for learning how to be a neighbor, how to behave in the public realm.


Friday, September 11, 2009



Tuesday, September 08, 2009

Marmota monax mortuus

Chuck wood no more.



3x3x3. Happy birthday!

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Monday, September 07, 2009

Cav Man

Are there lasting mental phenomena associated with wearing a mascot suit? Friday night, Cav Man on the downtown mall, not sure what he was doing.


Sunday, September 06, 2009

day of rest

Barboursville, Virginia
"The South is by a long way the most simply and sincerely religious country that I was ever in."--Wm. Archer

Saturday, September 05, 2009


Levi Spear Parmly, a dentist from New Orleans, is credited with inventing the first form of dental floss. He recommended that people should clean their teeth with silk floss in 1815. Dental floss was still unavailable to the consumer until the Codman and Shurtleft company started producing human-usable unwaxed silk floss in 1882. In 1898, the Johnson & Johnson Corporation received the first patent for dental floss. Other early brands included Red Cross, Salter Sill Co. and Brunswick.A character is depicted using dental floss in James Joyce's famous novel Ulysses (serialised 1918-1920) - an early mention of the practice in literary fiction.--Wikipedia


Friday, September 04, 2009

Norris Bridge

Town Creek , Callis' 6:39 am


Wednesday, September 02, 2009

Rivanna River

Woolen Mills swimming hole. 0.91 miles to Monticello, 1.34 miles to the Pavillion, 5.14 miles to Wal-Mart.


foot long

Fishbones, banners, signs, posters and handbills. Its manly space on the east side of town. The only architectural historicism here is a goodle days paean. The realm of the gas chariot. We heart 1965! But look close, still the 21st C, 'tis Gumby, behind the moose, the pictographic walkin' man.


Tuesday, September 01, 2009

fish bones

My evening bike loop takes me past this scene in twilight. What you can't see, the herd of deer grazing.