Love Apples. “Pomodoro”, in Italian. “Tomato” in English, and the word is similarly sounded in many other languages. Tomatoes are “Nyanya” in Swahili. They’re”Yaanyo” in Somali, and “Utamatisi” in Zulu. […]
For the last few years (as in “ten or twenty”), one of the standout reasons to go to the Fair each year is to see the quilts. Each year, each […]
Last Saturday night, after performing with my “Flying Elbow” friends at the Fair, I passed the Cattle Shed. The critters were settling down for the night. The quality of the […]
There are many solipsistic locations on our planet: Paris, London, Peking, New York City — even Martha’s Vineyard. Humans will always tend to think “Who else but me? Where else but here?” […]
Here are some ways of looking at a just-grabbled new potato. Thank you for visiting thetompostpile.
In our last post, we looked at a couple of Victorian symmetries. Our eyes love and are attracted to the symmetrical. We’re symmetrical creatures, so why not? As we walked […]
Three photos. Of coins in a fountain. Round coins. Round ripples. From where? (Seen in a Washington, D.C. museum’s reflecting pool.)