The Breath of Poseidon

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Went back to Berkeley for Thanksgiving (evidenced by sky 60, pictured above, which was a moment where the sun broke through the fog, and pictures 58, 59 and 61 in the instagram series). My mom (yes, “my mom,” not just “mom”–if I haven’t mentioned it before, that’s one of my pet peeves. For brief reference to another pet peeve of … Read More

Blue and Gold

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Some of you who have been a show of mine recently may know about the other series I’ve got going. There’s “100 Skies,” sure. But there’s also the less known (as it’s just for an audience of 2) “Song of the Week.” 100 Skies, of course, is a sky a day for 100 days. Above is Day 54. Song of … Read More

#100 Skies turns 50. Chin Up and Cross ’em Off.

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I’ve never been one to cross off days on a calendar. You see that sort of thing a lot behind counters at the Jiffy Lube, for example, or maybe above the desk of a public-school secretary, at the DMV for sure, perhaps at a travel agency (when such things still existed). It’s an odd concept. Another day down. Done. Check … Read More

The Road to Il Signore and a New Album

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When we were in Corsica, Sarah and I did an amazing hike up to an old crumbling watchtower over the Mediterranean. It was steep and hot and super exposed to the sun and wind. And when we got to the top of the tower, we leaned out over a sheer drop of a few hundred meters to the rocky coast … Read More

Snow and the Seasons.

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Winter came this weekend. When we woke up yesterday there was a different glow coming through the blinds. Snow. Okay, just an inch. But that still counts. That’s still snow. (And yep, that’s snow in ‘dem hills above.) Noah and I were the only ones up, so I took him over to the big bay window.“Look Noah! Do you know … Read More

Chin Up!

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When Ohio went blue, and the election was called, I went into Jackson’s room and woke him up. “Hey buddy,” I whispered. “Buddy, Obama won. He won!” Jackson rarely wakes up when I come in late and kiss him goodnight, but last night he rolled over, opened his eyes and smiled so sweetly that I got tears in my eyes. … Read More

Halloween Sky. Taking a Ride with the Fellas. Trick-or-Treating Early.

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This morning’s sky was appropriate. Orange with haunting eyes. Halloween. A big deal in my household. Always was. I’m of the camp that as soon as the day dawns it’s fair game to knock on doors and ask for food. Sarah disagrees. She claims we have to wait until dark. The boys were in great spirits today. Jackson chose from … Read More

Day 31. Searching for Sugar Man.

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Today is my dad’s birthday. I am very glad he’s my father. He and my mom are in town, as tomorrow is also Jackson’s birthday. It’s nice having them here. Our kids adore them, and they adore our kids. They are troopers and have come out every month so far to visit. The kids miss living only a few miles … Read More

Sunrise Sunset. The Sky Blog. Day 27.

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I think I may have to begin to add a research position to this blogging enterprise, like an internship. Or maybe I need to partner with someone at the college or the lab, for I’m finding that I’m a bit in over my head (sorry) with this topic. The more I look up, the more questions I have. But the … Read More

100 Skies. The Blog. Day 25. A quarter of the way.

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Okay, I was more aware of the sky when I was little. Not real little, of course, but medium little. I guess that’s just medium. That is, excluding this late and great resurgence, if anyone asked, which no one ever did, I’d say my sky awareness peaked around 15. It probably stayed high through my early 20s, and then it … Read More