June 20, 2020

At the end of the day

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I’ve had a rough week of plumbing, maintenance, and landlord issues, but the evening sky a couple of nights ago decided to make it up to me.

April 15, 2020

The hanging clouds

Posted in Uncategorized tagged , , at 8:13 pm by chavisory

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A friend said a couple days ago that my pictures from New York all make it seem like a blend of beauty and sci-fi apocalypse, and I have to say that’s a pretty accurate distillation of the mood these days. This is another one from my evening walk around the ballfields a few nights ago. West Side skyline, one lamppost, retreating storm clouds.

April 1, 2020

Our nation turns its lonely eyes to you

Posted in City life, Uncategorized tagged , at 10:58 pm by chavisory

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March 17, 2020

Little altar

Posted in City life tagged , , at 10:54 pm by chavisory

IMG_0877In order to maintain some kind of routine and sense of time while we’re all isolated and out of work, and also get outside at least a little bit as safely as possible, I’m trying to go for a walk in the park both early in the morning and late in the evening every day. I failed this morning and slept late. But last night I went out and found this whimsical shrine to I don’t know who or what.

September 7, 2019

Nighttime visitor

Posted in City life, Uncategorized tagged , , at 1:04 pm by chavisory

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Well hello, friend!

[Image depicts a bright green cricket hanging out on the inside of a white paper lantern in a dark kitchen at night.]

June 16, 2019

Pigeon standoff

Posted in City life, Uncategorized tagged , , at 11:53 pm by chavisory

It isn’t uncommon for me to wake to the sound of cooing or scratching pigeons–my building is bordered by alleyways on two sides–but one morning earlier this week, I was woken by that familiar sound… slightly too inside my window instead of out.

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[Image description: A large, dark gray pigeon perches atop a stack of journals on top of my chest of drawers, beneath a photograph which he’s knocked askew.]

We had a little bit of a standoff while I caught my breath, figured out what to do, and naturally took a picture. Remembering a childhood incident in which a big crow had come down our chimney and gotten itself trapped in the living room, I opened the window wider and pulled the curtain aside so he could clearly see the only way out of the room, and a moment later he was …off on a different adventure for the day.

April 5, 2019

Spring river

Posted in Uncategorized tagged , , , at 6:54 pm by chavisory

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I’m hoping to be able to get some new writing done sooner rather than later. In the meantime, this was my dinner break stroll last weekend–to the remains of the Central Railroad’s 69th St. Transfer Bridge on the Hudson River.

May 18, 2018

Little egg

Posted in Uncategorized tagged , , , at 11:14 am by chavisory

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April 29, 2018

Against the wind

Posted in City life, Uncategorized tagged , , , at 4:00 pm by chavisory

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A brave little shoot attempts springtime in Long Island City.

March 20, 2018

Up from under

Posted in Uncategorized tagged , , , , , at 2:06 pm by chavisory

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The Brooklyn Bridge, late winter, post-poetry reading and tacos with friends from out of town this weekend

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