another beautiful day for a peaceful walk in ann arbor
“science is a way of thinking much more than it is a body of knowledge.”
something is lost or wandering.
(*question and response chain on my neighborhood website – mixed in among the recommendations for contractors, giveaways, news and upcoming events)
*Anyone lose a peacock? peahen?
A. C. from Crest/Washington · 8h ago
Was leaving the house a little after 11 maybe and a large peacock or peahen appeared wandering through the Kenwood backyards heading north.
P. V. from Crest/Washington · 8h ago
are you sure it wasnt a turkey?
C. G. from Dexter-Miller · 7h ago
A wild turkey has been seen on the South West Side in the last couple days.
A. C. from Crest/Washington · 5h ago
A friend and I were at the end of the drive way when we saw it come through the spaces between the garages and at first I thought I was really losing it because it looked like a vulture perching and then for a split second I did think it was a turkey but it was gone. I swear sometimes you never know in this neighborhood.
S. P. from Crest/Washington · 5h ago
Yes, saw the turkeys last year ( or year before ? ) walking up and around Fair Street near Glendale. I thought there used to be three of them.
J. S. from Dicken · 1h ago
Well. I can think of even a few turkeys who think they themselves are peacocks!
image credits: eric carle, pinterest
cold, morning rain does little but make one anxious to reach their destination, even if that is work or school. this innovative student solved the problem of hands free walking on one such campus morning in 1969. “U-M engineering student gary keck of detroit is too unconventional to raise an umbrella. he wards off the morning rain with a stylish sombrero. ole!”
“optimists are neither in denial nor naïve about challenges and difficulties in life.
they simply attend to and acknowledge the positive.”
– eric kim
credits: oldnews.aadl.org, ann arbor townies
our local library
has been opening at 6am
and closing late
acting without anyone asking
as an ad hoc community center
in order to offer
a safe and welcoming haven to all
electricity and books and computers and games and story times
a friend to all ages
stay as long as you like
take as much as you need
on a morning visit
during my current nomadic existence
i sat with 2 high schoolers
an old couple
a gaggle of 3 year olds
and a family
all here for the same reasons
a bit of respite
a cup of coffee
a bite to eat
a wealth of good company
a comfortable chair
an awful lot of warmth.
“a library outranks any other one thing a community can do to benefit its people.
it is a never failing spring in the desert.”
― andrew carnegie
this is an amazing turn of events.
ann arbor’s washtenaw dairy has begun delivering doughnuts friday and saturday nights! they deliver from 9 pm to 2 am within a 3 mile radius of the dairy. depending on demand, the delivery time is 30-45 minutes. the minimum order is one dozen and at least 12 hours notice is needed for orders of more than 10 dozen. doughnuts are $9 a dozen, with a $2 delivery charge. call the dairy to order between 9 pm and 2 am.
“between the optimist and the pessimist, the difference is droll.
the optimist sees the doughnut; the pessimist the hole!”
– oscar wilde
what a lovely day for a walk in ann arbor
with some of my friends and neighbors
“today is one of those excellent January partly cloudies in which light
chooses an unexpected part of the landscape to trick out in gilt,
and then the shadow sweeps it away. you know you’re alive. you take huge steps,
trying to feel the planet’s roundness arc between your feet.”
― annie dillard
image 1 credit: ann arbor townies