transit point

The weather turned cooler this morning: autumn is finally here. Thank you, god.

Every year, this transition works on me like the beginning of spring does on normal people – it’s the moment when fogginess and torpor give way to bright clarity.

This time last year I was doing my PhD confirmation and getting ready to head off to MIT; but now I’ve flipped a switch and transitioned into serious Writing Up mode. The tunnel vision that comes with that means I’m studiously ignoring any and all seductions re travel, conferences, side projects, and peripheral fascinations. Well, within reason, given the eclectic nature of my many enthusiasms – as evidenced by this morning’s quick-and-dirty experiment with scanner & photoshop imaging.