Monthly Archives: September 2012

the weather in japan

Yesterday evening at the end of the day, wandered downstairs through the rain and cloud-darkened rooms. Sat in the window seat in the drawing room without the electric fire. Didn’t realize there was a view of the river, which was … Continue reading

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a day of reading, from the paris review interviews

For epilogue here, let’s append a passage from the Baroness Blixen’s “Albondocani,” a long series of connected tales still unfinished at the time of her death in 1962. This excerpt is from “The Blank Page,” published in Last Tales (1957). … Continue reading

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a day in edinburgh

A week ago today I took a trek into Edinburgh. Beautiful windy day. Lots of sun. Even the walk up the drive to the castle gate felt like an adventure. Wasn’t sure whether there was a proper stopping point for … Continue reading

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my room at the top of the trees

The stone step at the back of the garden is where I start my day. Coffee, the wind and the river. Haven’t ventured out too far yet. I like my view into the treetops very well. My room is the … Continue reading

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hawthornden

My bags were there on arrival, but no one who seemed to be looking for me. Walked outside and then back in. Was standing by a counter to wait when a man approached and searched my eyes with craned neck … Continue reading

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