New England Pyramids

2/26: There’s a nice little piece of open space just east of Pembroke campus that offers an overlooking view of downtown Providence. Prospect Terrace Park is elevated so much so that across the metal rails that encompass the park one can almost look directly down at roofs of houses; so elevated that a giant statue of…

observation of the garden

2.28 The garden is made up of nine beds, all of them covered in this morning’s snow. A salted and yellowing path through the middle. Beside my bench a massive plastic globe is growing icicles. They emerge from the base of the globe like a neck. On the top of the globe, a cap of…

Observation, Part 1

Over 200 miles away from the rather obscure city of Providence, my site of observation is located at the heart of Princeton University in the little-less-obscure city of Princeton. Legend has it that the school is so kickass that they decided to name the entire city after it. It is a beautiful campus, I have…

Can Libraries Change?

A safe haven. Separately connected. Hidden in the shadow of feigned Greek stature, seats two but now only seats one. Supported on stilts of knowledge, times new roman hieroglyphics linked together, holding hands, bleeding ink, bleeding together, unity in pain? Unity in words and voices. Hearing voices… They bleed together too.   Step step step…

MCM Garden Observation

Observation 1 My chosen spot was the Modern Culture and Media garden on George Street. The late February sun struck the edge of my plane of vision as I was sitting on a wooden bench, listening to the rushing of the wind and the faint sounds of construction from a block away. Within the first…

Observation of Change

The spot I chose to observe was a small garden hidden behind a few buildings on George street. I sat on an icy metal bench looking out at the small lawn in front of me. Some of the trees and various large plants that lined the perimeter of the garden gently grazed my back. The…

Squrriel Confidence

In the tranquil, semi-wild enclosure of many hundreds of square feet that sits outside my window two squirrels enjoy a mid-day outing. A high brick wall across my window separates our dorm from neighboring properties while two parallel chain fence intersect our building and the wall; forming a piece of land cut off from the…

Bird / Birds

SCIENTIFIC: 4:58pm, 33 degrees Farenheit Observer: Tara, human, recently caffeinated, tired, vague sensory altering due to the beginnings of a cold Auditory context of perception: sounds of car tires in motion on the street; beeping of a garbage truck; deep roar of garbage truck; deep roar of airplane; shrill, homogenized chirping of a mass of…

Micromouse Observation

Science: My object of study is given the name micromouse, perhaps somewhat misleadingly. It’s size is comparable to the common mouse (Mus musculus) that lives in sometimes tense harmony with humans in the walls of old houses and barns throughout New England. The genus and species of the micromouse have not yet been determined, as…

Sciurus carolinensis; a.k.a. Squirrels

2/14/19 ENGL 0710R Sid Moon 1. The following ethogram contains a series of brief observations of Sciurus carolinensis, a rodent native to eastern and midwestern North America commonly known as the eastern grey squirrel. Observations were made for approximately 20 minutes (from Sunday, 10 Feb 2019 13:30 to 13:50 EST) in Ruth J. Simmons Quadrangle…