From nowhere we came, into nowhere we go. What is life? It is the flash of a firefly in the night.

~ Attributed to Crowfoot

Help the Captain get his spaceship!

Mithril Angel Wings

Did the cow creamer tell you that?

In other news, I bought a cow creamer.

My delight will make more sense to people familiar with Wonderfalls, one of those great shows that Fox axed too soon. In a nutshell, the protagonist Jaye gets dragged into helping people in unexpected ways when inanimate animal objects begin telling her to. One such is of course the cow creamer, which her brother Aaron sees her arguing with and pinpoints as a source of her odd behavior, leading to wonderful non sequiturs like the following…

Aaron (in the midst of an existential crisis over whether there is a higher […]

20 Something

“When I was ten, I read fairy tales in secret and would have been ashamed if I had been found doing so. Now that I am fifty I read them openly. When I became a man I put away childish things, including the fear of childishness and the desire to be very grown up.” ~ C.S. Lewis

Maybe this will just be a memory list of all the articles and quotes I’ve found interesting. I quite enjoyed the NYT Magazine article by Robin Marantz Henig on What Is It About 20 Somethings?, it hit on a lot of themes I recognize […]

Flickr and Forgetting

It has been strange using the Flickr friend finder. I give it access to my email contacts and within a few minutes I am looking through panoramic mountain vistas from a friend’s camping trip with her ex-husband. Photos of African host families and living quarters and life that a colleague took during peace corps in Africa. And the most unexpected, a series of 11 images posted by a lady I had an informational interview with once – her sister’s teeny baby, his first and only Christmas, grinning shots pre-Leukemia diagnosis, the family after his bone-marrow transplant, the little brother […]


I was once described as a “very bright but reticent young lady,” which I found amusing at the time, both for the flattery and the fact that I knew what “reticent” meant. There is a lot I keep tucked inside my head, where I can sort through my thoughts to make sense of them, so much life lived in daydreams. It would be fun to let more filter out again, and maybe learn to be a little less of a perfectionist along the way.

Whether this will be a photo blog, a collection of links and stories I stumble […]


Sunlight flower

“And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom” ~ Anais Nin