Monthly Archives: September 2012

in case of emergency

Last week I was having guests and decided I needed something special for dinner, so off to the butcher I did go, and asked for a cut of meat for an arrosto. The butcher’s mom was there and took an … Continue reading

Posted in The boys, the neighborhood | 6 Comments

gelato cart

There were so many things I liked about that day: the September sun, the walk through the woods near a lake with some friends, the way Three, when he fell and scraped his elbow, was about as brave as Superman … Continue reading

Posted in la domenica, like anyone cares, picture taking, The boys | 1 Comment

celtis australis

My trees, they are hackberries, or nettle trees. Celtis australis is their Latin name. I have a hard drive full of portraits of these trees, nearly all of them shot from the same spot near a lamppost in the park, … Continue reading

Posted in picture taking, the year of seeing, trees i have loved | 3 Comments

will run for pork

I ran in a race on Saturday and my prize was not a medal but a bag of food, which I thought was the funniest thing ever. It was in addition to the backpack full of food and body soap … Continue reading

Posted in looking in, running, The boys | 4 Comments


There is a chill to the air now, especially at night and in the morning. Three goes back to school tomorrow, Seven starts up again next week. And so it begins again, summer over and all the excitement of a … Continue reading

Posted in like anyone cares, nostalgia | 3 Comments