Sanctuary 2.0: Princess to Pioneer

Once upon a time, I lived in a land far, far away. A land of fairy tales populated by peasants and kings, bears and wolves, composers and poets. A land filled with beautiful things: lacquer boxes with miniature paintings, Orenburg shawls, intricate samovars, khokhloma kitchenware, matryoshkas, faberge eggs, and gzhel. In this magical land, I had a … Continue reading Sanctuary 2.0: Princess to Pioneer

The Final Weekend

50,398 voices rise up in the anticipation of a home run. A generator runs unrelentingly. The city bus wheezes and creaks. Heavy construction machinery emits a steady beep as it moves in reverse. A food service truck engine idles as the workers unload the perishables. A horn honks as a driver grows impatient at the … Continue reading The Final Weekend

Sunday Morning Walk with the Dog Around the Parking Lot Next to My Building

My dog finds no end of mysteries and distractions on our morning walks around the parking lot while I’m usually lost in thought. But given our impending and welcome exodus from downtown, I’ve been a little more aware of my surroundings lately. Well, a little (lot) more irritated by them is more accurate to say, … Continue reading Sunday Morning Walk with the Dog Around the Parking Lot Next to My Building