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Slant of Life
The other afternoon, while Kim was at the movies, Skylar and I came home to one of those rain showers that's light enough to play in, yet heavy enough to make good splashes. She used her duck umbrella; I borrowed her ladybug one from IKEA. Then I followed her up and down the street as she did her best Gene Kelly impression. Afterwards, she relaxed in the front yard Kim has worked so hard to improve:

Then she surveyed her domain. The monsoon has seemed fairly light so far, but at least our flood-control basin is newly rich with green. I call it our temporary Ireland:

Later on, Laurie and Travis brought over some chocolate chip cookies and invited Skylar over for an evening play session. I made sure she crossed the street safely, then headed back inside to finish my dinner. But the light was too good, so my spicy ground beef-and-onion with feta concoction had to wait. I fetched the camera and photographed from sunset to afterglow. Sometimes even a subdivison can mimic the Spanish baroque:

Here's our house -- taken from Kim's parents front yard -- in all its tract-home glory:

I'm not the world's most religious person, but I will gladly prostrate myself before the god of light.

Mode: illumined
Muse: Summertime - Charlie Parker - Jazz 'Round Midnight

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sisterblister83 From: sisterblister83 Date: August 6th, 2004 03:27 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
quick question. first, let me introduce myself. My name is Sara... and I think my livejournal covers the rest.

I am going to Stanford for an interview with the Director of Modern Thought and Literature. What questions should I ask?

Thanks in advance!
cbertsch From: cbertsch Date: August 7th, 2004 04:40 am (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)

What sort of interview? I've been reading your blog with interest, but it's hard to pin some things down.

You can write me privately at cbertsch before the "at" sign and "comcast.net" afterwards.
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