In days gone by there was a thing called magic that was not a joke. There was nothing of illusion about it. It was, for a long time, the most powerful force that any of us knew. It did not go away so much as hid its face behind a series of masks that weContinue reading “Magic”
Day 54 – Total confirmed cases in US: 1,256,972 For my penultimate plague diary, I wrote a diatribe about Trump, his supporters, and the Republican Party, but decided against posting that. And I’ll tell you why… I have been intermittently studying the philosophies of Stoicism and Taoism. They have quite an overlap for schools ofContinue reading “Day 54”
Day 53 – Total confirmed cases in US: 1,228,609 For the last couple of months, a boat has been docked in the Harlem River, near my home. It goes out sometimes but always comes back. Yesterday I walked over the Henry Hudson Bridge and did a quick sketch of it from the other side ofContinue reading “Day 53”
Day 52 – Total confirmed cases in US: 1,205,138 On Sunday I went for a walk in the woods of Inwood Hill Park. It was the first time I left my building since March 16, except for two quick trips to get supplies. The park at the northern tip of Manhattan might be the leastContinue reading “Day 52”
Day 44 – Total confirmed cases in US: 988,490 On the one sunny day we had recently I took a plate of fruit out on my terrace and painted this: It might be an academic question at this point, but, is “still life” a redundant term these days?