Monthly Archives: October 2012

Oh Johnny!

When you buy a polarized filter, you can take pictures of trees that look like flames. These trees are like candy to me, but I won’t bore you with my photo experiments for too long. I can still justify myself, though. Last week it was Wallace Stevens authorizing me to go on and on about […]

The Auroras of Autumn

Fall shmall. My friend put an article from the Onion on Facebook last week about the obnoxiousness of fall-lovers. And I get it. You’re sick of our sweaters, our leaves, our pumpkins, our apples, our molasses, our mugs of steaming spiced lattes. Men wearing cardigans. Woolen booties. Black-rimmed glasses. I guess I’m getting sick of […]

I’m Old Fashioned

As promised, I spent last weekend in New Hampshire at the Redhook Brewery’s Oktoberfest in Durham. If you want to understand New Hampshire, know this: country is country, whether it’s up here in the Arctic or down in Texas. I expected the drive to be nothing but fall foliage, occasional ocean views, and pastoral scenery. […]

Les Feuilles Mortes

Okay, this is the first and last post with a French title. I promise! (maybe one can only hope wouldn’t rule it out?). Fall is in the air, folks. Don’t worry! I’m not going to go all sissy, sappy, American-Beauty-oh-the-electricity-in-the-air-can’t-you-see-it-in-the-plastic-bag on you. I do want to talk about autumn, though. If you’re from Texas, “fall” […]