Blog posts tagged "place"

Las Manitas

March 14th, 2009

Las Manitas was one of my favorite things about Austin. I miss it. I took a photo of the empty lot that used to be my favorite breakfast spot in the whole world.

The Flickr nearby page is one of the best memorial to it I’ve seen.

Picture 31

  • May 24, 2008

    E.B. White: “There are roughly three New Yorks.”.

    “There is, first, the New York of the man or woman who was born here, who takes the city for granted and accepts its size and its turbulence as natural and inevitable. Second, there is the New York of the commuter — the city that is devoured by locusts each day and spat out each night. Third, there is the New York of the person who was born somewhere else and came to New York in quest of something. […] Commuters give the city its tidal restlessness; natives give it solidity and continuity; but the settlers give it passion.”

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  • August 13, 2007

    Murray Creek, Summer 2007.

    Murray Creek is the “ancestral home” of my Dad’s side of the family. Given the transience which is the growing norm in my community (I’ve got a baker’s dozen of moves in the last decade), its interesting to be reminded how much we are shaped by place. My vanishingly small sample size suggests this pattern of family homes where we can have space and go back to the land are increasingly common as we give up roots and space and place in our daily lives.

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