spring Category

summer to spring

I thought returning in May I’d be back in Armenia for the summer.  That assumption held true in the capital, where the lowland climate heats up much more quickly than up north.  Upon my return, while waiting to see the doctors, I spent an entire day sitting in a park around a man-made pond near […]

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oh, buds on trees!

A couple of days ago, I saw something discarded, stopped, pulled out the camera and took a lot of pictures.  I think for some reason I felt just like that umbrella.  Maybe you can see what I mean: I am tired of having to think so much about how and how much I can walk.  […]

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things i wish were not part of today

It is still raining.  Days and days of dripping and trickling and mud and wet tracks.  Remember how excited I was about Spring Rain?  I’m OVER it.  I wake up every morning hoping the sky will be blue.  It seems to get only grayer, darker, and more wet.  In Gretel Elrich’s The Solace of Open […]

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mold tastes like dirt and ghosts eat cake

Spring Chicken is quite upset with me.  It has been raining for a few days.  Rain makes mud.  Mud gets stuck in paws and then leaves stains on clothes and tracks on the office’s tile floor.  I am not allowed to keep her inside the cottage and bringing her mud ridden to work would be […]

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please help me name my dog!

You may recall from all your celebrating that Monday was International Women’s Day.  Well, there is currently not a woman in my life, so on Monday I decided to go out and get me a bitch.  I did.  Went to a friend’s house, saw one, wrapped her up in a towel and brought her home. […]

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seasons and nerves

I know you are all to busy to be reading this right now.  It is Oscar Sunday after all.  Wait.  What?  You DO have time to visit me ol’ blog on such a day?  Well, apres du. I’m pleased to find you here.  Let me say this then:  For the second year in a row […]

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an omen, a full day, a creepy walk in the cemetary

So many things to say about the things in the above picture.  But before I do that, let’s set up the day: I saw fresh flowers. Fresh, I-just-picked-’em-and-plopped-’em-in-this-glass flowers.  They sat on my friend’s desk in a tiny shot glass with some pink tulle packed behind them as their curling backdrop.  Too, they sat on […]

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spring, cookie dough and a drum circle

I know, I know.  Wow. Very interesting Brent.  Thrilling.  But lets take a minute and really examine what this photo means.  First of all, in this cookie dough you’ll find vanilla, brown sugar and Nestle milk chocolate morsels, none of which you can find easily, if at all, in Armenia.  This is a cookie dough […]

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wherever you go there you are (or… the regrettable use of cliche because i can’t quite find the right words)

This morning the sun was shining.  There were birds chirping and pecking at uncovered earth.  I took a bath. I almost went home this week.  Home.  Where my family lives.  Where I get to go to my little sister’s softball games.  Where I go on long walks with my older sister.  Where my parents and […]

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