Monthly Archives: August 2013

Alien Landing

Some odd sights to the west (outside and inside) in the last couple of nights.

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Les Yeux Chauds by Alex Caldiero

For my 64th birthday, Alex gave me one of the 25 copies of his new book Les Yeux Chauds, or Hot Eyes. It is a book of portraits, including some “selph portraits” I had seen and admired before. The drawings were … Continue reading

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Graphite #10, by Nina Pops

I walk past this drawing 20 times a day, and each time I stop and look again. The paper is made by the Arches paper mill in France, founded in 1492. The French pronunciation is “arsh” (although that’s a bit … Continue reading

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Forms of Serbian Fiction: David Albahari and Zarko Radakovic

Last night, after reading David Albahari’s novel Ludwig in German translation, a novel about a writer obsessed with a writer named Ludwig and with the city of Belgrade, where they both live, I stepped onto our deck that overlooks Utah … Continue reading

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Voyage by Dugout (and mountainbike)

Excerpt from Wild Rides, Wildflowers [photo courtesy of the Burgtheater] 9 June, Vienna Sam, I ought to go to bed, but I’m still reeling from the events of the day. A couple of hours ago NATO and the Yugoslav Parliament … Continue reading

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Diatoms: Wild Rides, Wildflowers

Sam’s amazing microscopic photos of the plants that are his botanical specialty, 50 of them, will grace the 50 chapters of our book.

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Clouds: . . . from both sides now

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Art and Nature / Nina Pops and Sagebrush

I have always made a sharp distinction between art and nature. The former is a subjective response to nature. The latter simply is nature. Two drawings and a painting by Nina Pops and a stick of sagebrush our dog Blue … Continue reading

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Speaking Serbian

He was riding with Anne and Zarko in their Volvo, Zarko driving, Anne in the back, he in the passenger seat. They were driving through Bavaria toward Linz, Austria, where they would see the new Opera by Phillip Glass and … Continue reading

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Response to Wild Rides, Wildflowers

Steve Peck, author of the fine novel The Scholar of Moab, has just written this generous account of our manuscript, scheduled for publication by Torrey House Press in March 2014: Following the conversations and adventures of Scott and Sam was a … Continue reading

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