Zen and cows

I dream of elephants and hippos when I'm happy. I guess for me pachyderms are synonymous with joy, or maybe it's just that they're big, and when I'm happy I think of big things. They're not huggable. They're dangerous, in real life, but when I'm happy, I dream of living with a small elephant, and... Continue Reading →

The Sound of My Heart Breaking

Who can think of anything else at the moment but THE BUG? Covid-19. Coronavirus. I look at the statistics in the morning, and watch the US climb by a hundred deaths a day. David Sedaris once wrote that in the US, Americans were taught to think "We're number 1!" without ever thinking that no other... Continue Reading →

(f)loss-ie

Flossie is the name of a cow in a US cartoon strip in the 1930's. She was famously clothed at some point because censors thought that udders were too suggestive. Suggestive of what, of course, is up for discussion. Cheese? The name "Flossie" sounds so odd to me. I don't know where it came from.... Continue Reading →

Friends

I've made a priority to try to see friends in the last few weeks: a photographer who I used to climb with a lot, another woman who has become a mountain guide (and is now pregnant), my beautiful Argentinian friend who is a walking smile, my roommate (who is getting used to the idea of... Continue Reading →

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