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April 8, 2011

 To love a painting is to feel that this presence is… not an object but a voice. ~ Andre Malraux ~ The Seine at Asnieres by Pierre-Auguste Renoir Pierre-Auguste Renoir, (1841-1919), was a French painter, and contemporary of Monet, with whom he worked, to birth the Impressionist movement, in art. Renoir was not only...
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Poet’s Corner

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April 6, 2011
Poet’s Corner

Subject: Unworthy of a Single Thought The words were cold, cruel, and bitter; nevertheless I read them again, I had to. One more time, from the beginning – I had to see beyond what they said and focus on what they meant. There was comfort to be had in their hatred. I would never...
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Connected

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April 1, 2011
Connected

  “If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles. If you know yourself, but not the enemy, for every victory gained you will also suffer defeat.” ~ Sun Tsu ~ The Art of War   Nuclear Energy Part II Mid-afternoon, on March 11, 2011,...
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A View from the Road

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March 29, 2011

  A View of The Ocean in Puerto Rico   Emerald and azure dreamily intermingle with crashing white caps, and endless skies, the view from a road in Puerto Rico.
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Food

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March 24, 2011

Carrot Cake This has become one of my signature cakes.  I have had more people request this cake, than any other sweet, that I make.  I first made this for my Mother, as her birthday cake, and if we are together, for her birthday, I still make it – something to bear in mind,...
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Art

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March 23, 2011

 To love a painting is to feel that this presence is… not an object but a voice. ~ Andre Malraux ~   The Shepherd’s Song by Pierre Puvis De Chavannes I am not usually drawn to such muted tones or the stillness of the subjects, in this painting, but I find this work rather...
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Poet’s Corner

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March 22, 2011
Poet’s Corner

 Walking In Paris by Anne Sexton I come back to your youth, my Nana, as if I might clean off the mad woman you became, withered and constipated, howling into your own earphone. I come, in middle age, to find you at twenty in high hair and long Victorian skirts trudging shanks’ mare fifteen...
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In the Garden

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March 21, 2011

  The Woman There was a knock at the door.  My first reaction was to call for Kate; but she had endured too many interruptions of late.  I looked down, at myself, to check that I was presentable, and walked to the front door.  I looked through the peep hole, there was an unknown...
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Public Square

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March 11, 2011

   Fort McHenry  O say, can you see, by the dawn’s early light, What so proudly we hailed at the twilight’s last gleaming? Whose broad stripes and bright stars, through the perilous fight, O’er the ramparts we watched, were so gallantly streaming! And the rockets’s red glare, the bombs bursting in air, Gave proof...
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In the Wild!

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March 6, 2011

  Different Ducks In 1987, Nancy Schön created a statue of a mother duck and her eight ducklings, inspired by Robert McCloskey’s book Make Way for Ducklings, published in 1941, and set in the Boston Public Garden, which is also home to the sculpture. Merry, our dear dog, has learned to tolerate her semi-sibling...
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