A few things: December 2017

Looking back over the past 12 months, the way December beckons that kind of review, one encounter stands out as perhaps the best thing to happen to me in this terrible, wonderful year. I was having lunch with a philanthropist friend, trying (badly) to make a case for funding the nonprofit agency where I've worked … Continue reading A few things: December 2017

Four quotes and a (short) movie.

My second favorite Eric Ries quote begins this way: "Zero invites imagination...." The context for the quote is the world of business, start-ups in particular. The idea, extrapolating a bit, is that imagination lives in a place without restraint, specific points of reference, judgment or relativism - all of those things being important, perhaps, at … Continue reading Four quotes and a (short) movie.

Diana, the original Hipsta sister.

My friend Emmet is retiring this year, 40 years after making the 'mistake' of taking a job teaching photography at Princeton, 27 years after coaching wandering, unfocused me through a wandering, unfocused thesis project. As I've written before, I received my first camera, an Olympus OM-10, when I was in high school, when part of … Continue reading Diana, the original Hipsta sister.

Lord, let there be lemons.

The first time I tasted limoncello I realized I’d been wrong to think God made lemons so we might enjoy lemon curd.  Tart, sweet, chilly on the tongue but warm in the throat,  limoncello is the adult version of every happy lemonade stand you’ve ever visited, ever. It’s possible that the adventure associated with my … Continue reading Lord, let there be lemons.