Weekend 389.0 (Cosmos ‘Versailles Tetra’)

“Envision the extraordinary brilliance and effects of the light in sun and moon and stars, in the dark shades of a glade, in the colors and scents of flowers. Then there is the grandeur of the spectacle of the sea as it slips on and off its many colors like robes. All these are mere […]

Weekend 315.0 (79.45%)

“In Him we live and move and exist.” ― St. Paul How many of your conversations this year started with, “it just seems like yesterday?” Projects that mark the passage of time are difficult because you realize (very profoundly) how precious time is. It seems like every three months #YOLO is trending on twitter, and […]

Weekend 312.0 (Le mal du pays)

A couple of days off from work (a much needed extra long Labor Day Weekend) so I’m doing some housekeeping, biking, and drinking gratuitous amounts of coffee. I also finished Murkami’s book less than twenty-four hours after it arrived. (1) A quote from Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage by Haruki Murakami “The […]

Weekend 305.1

“St. Francis de Sales one day was looking at a rose, and he put his hands to his ears and he said to the rose, ‘Stop shouting.’ There is a power in the love of God. Most people today look at a rose and they don’t see anything; only a name, a color, a fragrance. […]

Weekend 304.0 (1958)

Gardening with vines? Show off, effortlessly, by intertwining two types http://t.co/GsxCluetcV pic.twitter.com/KX2utRInz6 — WSJ Life & Culture (@WSJLife) June 21, 2014

Wednesday Delivery!

A PUBLIC basket full of #flowers. #PublicBikes #bicycle #bikeporn #bikebasket http://t.co/givewBmSPd — PUBLIC Bikes (@PUBLICBikes) December 11, 2013 (1) Town receives grant for road enhancements (Fairfield-Sun) (2) The top 5 cities for cycling breaks (Business Destinations)

Weekend 283.0 (You’re the bloody barrister!)

(1) Miniature City Models Around the World: From the Panorama of the City of New York to Miniatur Wunderland in Hamburg, Germany, downscaled versions of real places (WSJ) “Why do tiny things delight us so? From early childhood we’re captivated by model train sets and dollhouses, miniature worlds that can inspire flights of imagination. We […]

Weekend 280.0

I always post lists without any context so this post concludes with some [context]. And highly experimental since pronouns are rubbish. (1) ‘Mars Attacks’ again, 50 years later (USA Today) (2) The Brooklyn Comics and Graphics Festival Ends (2a) Chris Ware: ‘There is a magic when you read an image that moves in your mind’ […]


(1) A Flower Arrangement Based on a J.M.W. Turner Painting (WSJ) (2) Aurora Leigh by Elizabeth Barrett Browning Earth’s crammed with heaven, And every common bush afire with God: But only he who sees, takes off his shoes, The rest sit round it, and pluck blackberries, And daub their natural faces unaware More and more, […]

Weekend 276.0

Nice weekend in the northeast (weather-wise). Was able to bike a bit and noticed that the abandoned Free Spirit at the train station has been robbed of its tyres. My home office is in shambles but slowly being reconfigured/reassembled. One of the most amazing things about moving is uncovering and re-discovering “stuff” packed and forgotten […]

Weekend 274.0 (Baskets Encouraged)

Finished A History of Capitalism According to the Jubilee Line by John O’Farrell and The 32 Stops by Danny Dorling. The latter is a clever work using facts to provide insights into the human geography of London along the Central Line. Also, finished A Northern Line Minute by William Leith last night. It was like […]

Weekend 273.1

Alternative Image Rain this morning so cycling to church (and the cappuccino right after) results in an audible— car (blah), coffee, and the Wall Street Journal from the home office. Finished What We Talk About When We Talk About The Tube (The District Line) by John Lanechester this morning. This book in the series was […]

Weekend 272.0 (22.2 x 21.5 x 9.8 inches)

Greetings Professor Falken. I love McPharlin’s work. It is like a homage to some of my favorite people and things— Chuck “Chuckles” Bueche, paper, Chris Ware, computers, Harry Beck, music, Cabinet Magazine, miniatures, and the WOPR. (1) Posters of the London Underground (WSJ) (1a) One final lengthy quote from Earthbound (The Bakerloo Line) by Paul […]

Weekend 271.0

(1) Racing to Get NYRA Back on Track: As Saratoga Meet Begins, the Future Remains Muddled (WSJ) “Belmont itself is no Barclays Center, but it’s hardly the dirty ashtray that is Aqueduct. The problem is that Belmont was built to fit nearly 100,000 people. On Belmont Stakes day, it works. On a regular day, it […]

Weekend 267.0 (Unfinished Symphonies)

How does a bicycling monk spend his weekend? Started Saturday by biking to mass (need to do this more often) and then to a ribbon cutting ceremony for a new bike/walk route: (1) Like bikes? Fairfield offers new path to enjoyment: Bicyclists take an inaugural ride on the the new Mill Plain Road bike/walk route […]