Often, to work as an assistant to anything is to work under the assumption of indefinite mediocrity. Interns, trainees, newbies in general, all muddle through their jobs with the hope that someday there will be promotion, advancement or at least a more decorated CV. The young helper cannot afford to expend all that untapped intellect and potential (reminders of… Read More The Cukoo’s Nest: My Days in a Spanish Elementary School: Part 1
Even as there are two articles working there way to fruition, between fits of ritualized work and ever-swelling timetables, I realize these posts are getting shorter by the day. Today’s, in fact, is only one photo. There is only so much one can do sometimes… But the sky is beautiful in Madrid almost every day.… Read More A one-picture post.
Most habitants of a city regularly opt for practicality, moving with herds as stoplights and signs instruct them, their heads mostly turned down, their feet gliding in all directions. But look around, and up, and there are moments of action and light that repeat themselves 24 hours a day. * * … Read More Mi Zona 4: más Madriz…
On just another walk around town, the sky was cloudy with a weird, saturated brightness, and the light was good for pictures.
I think I’m going to make a series out of these.
Living in a city can at the same time facilitate bouts of loneliness and the occasional feeling of utter possibility. Here are a few of my snapshots of Madrid, and as in any picture in an urban setting, each one is laden with personal meaning and also significance for countless other passersby. I never… Read More Madrizz…
To precipitate perspective, there isn’t a better thing than to do than to force an unplanned, week-long holiday respite, a complete removal from the status quo, before real life ensues once again. Here are a couple of snapshots of my short visit back to San Diego. I had a great time and I wish it could… Read More San Diego