Wednesday, September 28, 2005

leaf muncher

I sat on a bench in union square on my lunch break, reading a book titled _The Reimann Hypothesis: The Greatest Unsolved Problem in Mathematics_. There were acorns falling on and around me from the squirrels playing in the branches up above. The woman next to me called several people to tell them about how she was dumped the night before. The guy on the other side of me picked up a leafy twig and began chewing on the leaves. A pigeon bumped into my foot. Two dogs barked in a fast back and forth rhythm, rising in pitch.

Saturday, September 03, 2005


the traffic light at the corner of crescent and 39th avenue, just down the hill from me, is stuck on red and yellow. red for the people coming up 39th and yellow for the people zooming down crescent. i sat on my bike and watched for a while to see what would happen: the hesitation approaching the yellow, and the eventual lawlessness of driving through the red. i imagine this sort of thing happens once in a while, but i have certainly never seen it before.