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Matthew Gallaway Expression//Reaction//ScienceProjects

English - Books, Photography, Music
http://www.matthewgallaway.com
Matthew Gallaway · 5d ago

Notes on Blogging

1. As winter approached, the temperatures dropped and the greens gave way to a kaleidoscopic wash of orange, yellows, purple, and brown. The beauty made the cold forgivable. 2. In the world ...
Matthew Gallaway · 1W ago

Notes on Leaving the Deep Freeze

1. The park was enduring the first deep freeze of the winter. Very few people were outside; most were at home, wondering how the recent wave of sexual-abuse reports would change our society....
Matthew Gallaway · 2W ago

Notes on the Garden of the Mind

1. Another week had passed, marked by almost nothing except the declining angle of the sun and the lengthening shadows. 2. And the yellow leaves on the red bricks. 3. Even the ferns were rel...
Matthew Gallaway · 3W ago

Notes on Halloween

1. As Halloween approached, I contemplated all of the possible costumes and ultimately decided on being an autumn oak leaf. It wasn't the most frightening costume, but I think you'll agree t...
Matthew Gallaway · 1M ago

Notes on Passports, Big Hair, and Autumn Light

1. Every afternoon around three, the sun -- now low in the sky -- crosses a gap in the neighboring apartment buildings and lights up the garden for a few minutes. It's easily the most magica...
Matthew Gallaway · 1M ago

Notes on Ferns and Moss

1. As society continued to implode, it seemed like a good opportunity to retreat to the garden, where the moss-covered bricks offered the illusion of tranquility. 2. Until that point, my min...
Matthew Gallaway · 1M ago

Notes on Aristophanes (Sex Strike Now)

1. After two or three days of cool weather, the summer returned. The heat wasn't punishing -- in some ways, it was very pleasant -- but there was a miasmal quality to the air that seemed omi...
Matthew Gallaway · 1M ago

In the Distance a Bright Light Shines (Early Fall)

1. After a heat wave, fall finally arrived in Washington Heights. The cooler temperatures seemed to shift the landscape; all of a sudden, everything was much farther away. 2. Or maybe it was...
Matthew Gallaway · 2M ago

Notes on Elm Trees

1. I kept waiting for things to change, and only the natural world seemed willing. 2. The flowers welcomed the end of summer, just as they welcomed the beginning of fall. And -- as much as I...
Matthew Gallaway · 2M ago

Notes on Grant Hart (Pink Turns to Blue)

1. On Thursday, hardcore music fans learned some very sad news: Grant Hart had died (of cancer) at the age of 56. For those who don't know his music, he was the drummer for Hüsker Dü, which ...