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April 1, 2020

“Keep Calm and Carry On”     I had been rather excited on February 27, of this year, when I received an email from the Smithsonian, announcing that on April 4th, they would be sponsoring “Free Museum Day”. You know how much I look forward to this day in September, though it usually conflicts...
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March 31, 2020

My Disclaimer: I have to say that I feel torn. Like most publications of this type, I visit and photograph the locations; I share with you, about a year ahead of time. Thus, going forward, for the time being, know that I am strictly adhering to the government’s council to social distance; but I...
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March 1, 2020

The Village This place deserves a book; but at the moment it will have to settle for a post. I know there are thousands of neighborhoods, perhaps many more interesting, but not that I have called home. One of the things I have realized is that when we moved into this house, living in...
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January 31, 2020

Live by Sword, Die by the Sword Impeachment Trial of President Donald Trump Fires in Australia General Qasem Soleimani Killed Ukraine Flight 752 Shot Down Iran Launches Ballistic Missiles toward Iraq Protest in Lebanon Prince Harry and Megan Markel Make Change Earthquakes in Puerto Rico Coronavirus from China Earthquake in Turkey Entire Russian Cabinet...
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Food

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January 31, 2020

Sharing with Patty And all Connoisseur’s Of Great Food     I often shoot pictures, of the dishes, I make, on this table top. It is the dining room table, which was Kate’s grandmother’s, Tessie, and is where we take most of our meals in Maine; and it is adorned with one of my...
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January 1, 2020

Bitter-Sweet Agridulce   Happy New Year, and welcome to 2020! I like the way 2020 looks and sounds. I would like to think we are off to a good start; though I may have to moderate my use of the word “we”. Both the domestic and international news appears marked by great heartache and...
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Nature

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January 1, 2020

Birthday Orchid Kate purchased this Phalaenopsis, at Home Depot, about a week before my birthday, in September. It soon made its way up to Maine, where it has mostly lived in my bedroom since it arrived. I did bring it to the dining room table around Thanksgiving for a visit. Originally, there were two...
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December 1, 2019

Paula     The snow storm, already impacting a large portion of the United States, will arrive on my doorstep tomorrow evening. It will be our first snow of the season; we have had a few flurries, but not enough to be inconvenienced by, or to color our world bright and pristine. Today we...
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Poet’s Corner

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November 1, 2019

Fleeting   Why do I find this tree more beautiful now Than when it bloomed in the spring And was then covered by leaves Bursting with life In the summer sun Is it simply because I know That the rain drenched berries will soon surrender to the night’s frost And be forever gone As...
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October 1, 2019

Grown Up     “… and how she would keep, through all her riper years, the simple and loving heart of a child; and how she would gather about her other little children, and make their eyes bright and eager with many a strange tale, perhaps even with the dream of Wonderland of long...
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