A little container garden…


… on UD‘s deck, early fall.

UD’s sister, the Morrissey fanatic…

… is featured in the Guardian newspaper.

The animal shelter-cum-pop-up store was bustling. The dog-sweaters were available in a range of sizes and seemed to be doing particularly good business, as was a purple dog-sized bandana.

Frances Eby, 58, bought a T-shirt which had a famous image of Morrissey with a cat on his head and the words: “My life with Fanny the wondercat”. Eby was originally going to be called Fanny, she said, after her grandmother, but her parents backed out.

Eby had travelled from Maryland to see the Morrissey show. She was with her friend Diane Seltzer, whom she met in 2007 through a Morrissey message board called “Mozketeers”. “I’ve made lifelong friends through Morrissey,” she said.

That’s true about Grandma Wasserman.

We didn’t call Frances Fanny when we were growing up, but we did call her Fooey.

Wondered where the katydid I found in the house yesterday…


… got to. It’s on my piano bench.

UD had begun to worry that her cardinal climber…


… would fail to put out red flowers.
Here’s a very encouraging sign.

Jerzy Soltan’s Home Office, Top Floor, 6 Shady Hill Square, Cambridge, Massachusetts…

… is now a clean well-lighted place
with beautiful views over the square.


The house it’s in is on the market.

Dinner on the Deck Tonight


Because the weather is finally mild.

Peter Levine, Mr UD, and Tetyana Kloubert, at the 2016 European Summer Institute…

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… of Civic Studies in Augsburg, Germany.

Snapshots from Home

Irrationally proud of


my pepper plants.


Lemon cake at Black Market Bistro


shared three ways with friends.

Buddha with Cardinal Climber…


… in late summer. UD‘s back deck.

Kelly Folkers, a Fellow Garrett Parker UD has Known Since She Was a Little Girl…

… scores, at the tender age of 26, an opinion piece in the New York Times.

Color UD impressed.

UD’s friend and former student, Gabe Muller, who works for Atlantic Media Strategies…

interviews Diane Von Furstenburg about her experience as an immigrant to the United States.

Here they are, after the interview.


Finally decided to face the heat and walk to the Garrett Park Post Office.

While there, UD visited the family brick.


And her father’s brick.


Lush Life.

In rain and one hundred degree heat


everything grows. Like lawn mushrooms.


“Clean as a whistle and…

… ready for love!”

UD sang this line repeatedly after Dr. Pollack, this afternoon, congratulated her on her incredibly clean colon. She was just coming out of anesthesia, and of course UD would, just coming out of anesthesia, sing.

She got the words wrong. It’s “Fit as a fiddle and ready for love.”


This was her first screening colonoscopy. What can she say that hasn’t already been said by better writers.

She does turn out to have a tortuous colon.

This summer, the Buddha’s looking at…


Cardinal Climber.

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