Tuesday, January 06, 2009

Home, Savory, Complex, and Decidedly Funky Home*

It's nice to go away—Christmas on the farm, three nights and two days on the Isle of Manhattan (sans kids! I love 'em, but…), the farm again, New Year's in Annapolis—and, it's nice to come home. I feel like I could sleep for a week. (And eat salads for a month. It was a gloriously gluttonous** trip.)

Plenty of photos and doodles to follow.

* I can think of many adjectives to describe New Orleans. "Sweet" is not high on that list.

** I had to double-check the spelling to make sure I wasn't writing "glutenous". I'm happy to say that our trip was not the least bit glutenous.


  1. Anonymous11:04 AM

    the Japanese poet Issa wrote a New Year's haiku that goes something like this:

    New Year's Day!
    Everything in bloom.
    I feel about average.

    Any haiku writers here? There are various formulas for the them. Here's a rough one: q3 lines with one suggesting a season, Each line either 5 or 7 syllables long. Topic can be implicitly universal, but must be delivered in concrete images.You can break a rule only if you absolutely have to, except the three line rule. The Issa translation above breaks that rule badly, but in English it works:-)

  2. Anonymous11:20 AM

    I just wrote this in honor of Slimbo;

    Slimbolala is back home.
    Lets us sing and dance.
    Prop Slim against the flower bush.

  3. Anonymous1:42 PM

    I used to leave N. O. and go home to Virginia to eat lettuce for a month and now you are making the opposite journey!!!