Saturday, November 29, 2008


There are 64 acorns my grand mother has collected, sitting in a small white dish. There are 64 different acorns. (And not one looks the same as an acorn from our oak tree in Maine) Some have holes, others cracks, a few are semi-crushed. Most are perfect. Some, with the stems, look like tiny goblets for fairies. I am surprised by how soft and smooth they feel. Cream bottom extends into brown upper and fine as hair lines wrap around. A large, oval individual  feels slightly waxy to the finger tips. The delicate and the humble with potential to grow into something lasting and grand amazes.

Friday, November 28, 2008

Rolling Stone

My brother and I used to subscribe to Rolling Stone throughout high school and into college, but stopped with loss of permanent addresses. Then, I'd just read one every once in a while - my aunt would pass hers along when she was finished sometimes or I'd pick one up for the plane ride. She just gave me the one with Obama on the cover, the October 30th issue, "if you have a chance to read over 'break" she said. 

So, obviously the design has changed. At first I had some nostalgia for the old design - how the former larger format made the magazine stand out from Spin and the others on the shelf. I missed the staples and remembered wondering how they held together those thick, thick anniversary special editions. After flipping through the new version and reading some, I actually appreciate the smaller format more. Its easier to hold, apparently saves on paper, and cuts back on splitting up long articles and having to continue them at the back of the magazine. Plus style and substance remain unchanged. 

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Sunday, November 23, 2008

whole foods

I walked over to whole foods this morning. Its not my favorite place to shop, but its the closest. It was very very busy today and it felt like Christmas shopping all ready. They were giving out more samples, holiday themed ones like cranberry apple pie, sugar cookies, mint brownies, sugar and spice tea. I'm always hungrier in the fall and realize I am noticing free food a lot lately!