Friday, September 28, 2007

Thursday, September 20, 2007

haiku.3

cayo pinsky sleeps.
my ass is numb from this seat.
i ate small snickers.

ok so this one is kinda silly and not very poetic but haiku is haiku, no?


facebook, who knew?




so a while ago i created an account on facebook to get more acquainted with social networking on the web. it was intended as a bit of research for a new project i am working on with some espians.

no biggie.

then, a couple of days ago, farouk and i were ichatting and he asked me something about facebook, and i logged on to my account, and that was it. i am facebooked (my new word for "addicted to facebook")

wtf?

czeching out


so long lenka...it's hard to believe a year has gone by, but it has! and today lenka left for a long trip back to prague via washington and frankfurt, with around 400 kilos of luggage. tuesday night we were joined by lindsay, the nagels, and gramma mary for a celebration at buon amici, pictures are here!

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

big bass

here's uncle michael with a really big bass. 37 lbs, montauk, ny.

Monday, September 10, 2007

haiku.2


it's almost midnight;
monitor echoes enya.
hp beats epson.

jaden

cathy was in fort lauderdale this weekend for a rockin' aperture class, so the kids and i headed to long island for some time with grammy and grampa alan, and with the nussbaums.

jaden became a true daddy's girl...she was very aware of when she was or wans't in my arms, and when i was or wasn't in the room. and she is learning more and more how crying might or might not get her what she wants. it's correspondence control 101 for those of you who know what that means.

here are three pics that are just too cute!





Friday, September 7, 2007

kitty kitty

back when i was a teenager, matt ruby and i had a favorite book, 101 uses for a dead cat.

well, today i found a new use for a living cat. watch the video.


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Thursday, September 6, 2007

Tuesday, September 4, 2007

haiku.1


on some entries here
a japanese tradition
of five, seven, five.

Monday, September 3, 2007

silver bay

today ended our fifth year up in the adirondacks to close the summer. 4 of those 5 years have been up at silver bay on lake george, with some of our dearest friends— discovering all kinds of wonderful new things about ourselves, our kids, and everyone around us. i experienced a lot of parent boundary-testing over the past 10 days, as i chose to give jackson almost complete freedom with a bunch of 7-12 year olds...no real rules, just some guidelines, and a lot of trust (and fear) on my part to let him be on his own. he was great. my peace-of-mind during our long days on dozens of acres came in the form of a walkie-talkie, knowing there were lifeguards at the lake in case swimming was on jack's agenda, a room key, and my confidence in my son's mindfulness and the caring of all the people we were with.

a tradition for the past three years has been a mini-triathlon for anyone who wants to participate (fast, slow, young, old, fat, skinny etc...) and this year jackson looked at me as the hype for the monday race built up on sunday, and asked if he and i could bike the 11 miles and run the 5k portions, knowing that a 400 yard swim in the lake wasn't something he was ready for. turns out his little bike wouldn't get far on the hilly 11 mile ride, so we both committed to the 5k walk/run leg of the contest. it was a first for him, and a first for anyone else so young in this particular event up at the lake...i vaguely remember doing a 5k or 3k charity run/walk in central park a long time ago, but that's the extent of any extended cardio workout for me in recent years. well, my 7-year-old finished what he started, and beat dad fair and square by about a minute, crossing the finish line and building a new postulate that will last a lifetime. he was truly amazing and although i was not sure about how healthy it was to let him run that far and that long, i am so proud and amazed at his determination, courage, and persistence.

the other wonder for me throughout the week was jackson's choice to spend hours and hours playing chess, 5 or 6 times with me (where he beat me about half the time), and dozens and dozens of times with adults from 18 to 60, some of them very highly skilled pros at the game, at all hours of the day from breakfast to midnight. he's quite a kid.

can't wait till next year.