I dreamed a dream.. of gardens and chickens

  My ginormous balcony beckons for a garden. How it is and how I wish it to be are completely separate realities. But I must say, homegrown arugula is so spicy, I almost could not handle it. Gardening is one of my new favorite stress relievers. One day, I hope for this: Ikea Chicken Coop     Square-foot gardening Just … Continue reading

The Ladies of the Bois de Boulogne

So deliciously evil. Madame de la Pommeraye sets the standard for patience and revenge. Years ago, my room-mate – in her quest to take full advantage of her brand new library card – borrowed Les dames du Bois de Boulogne. After our screening on her tiny imac, I was totally taken. Jean Cocteau’s melodramatic dialogue in contrast to Bresson’s restrained directorial … Continue reading

Brooklyn Transportation

There is nothing like riding home from the bookstore, with a find that the salesclerk had assumed was already sold out.  Enter: Fujimori, my favorite architect of the moment. I am fickle with my love, but I think he has what it takes to stay.     As for my means of transport – I wanted the … Continue reading

My heart Belongs to Chinese Retrofitted Bicycles

Milk truck, flowershop, daycare bus, garbage hawler, and family van – what can these bikes not do? Now the problem: how to fold up these guys and bring them back to the States with me.                

love that jazz

“to be a jazz freedom fighter is to attempt to galvanize and energize world-weary people into forms of organization with accountable leadership that promote critical exchange and broad reflection. The interplay of individuality and unity is not one of uniformity and unanimity imposed from above but rather of conflict among diverse groupings that reach a … Continue reading