Monthly Archives: January 2019

Public Square

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January 28, 2019

The Zimmerman House At Least the Exterior   I love touring historic homes, there is always something of interest, whether the home is historic because of its occupants or architect matters not all to me. Last month, we took Christine, who is an outstanding student of architecture, to see the Zimmerman House. I must...
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Nature

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January 25, 2019

The Sun Rising in Maine     I love the ocean.  I do not know why I do not feature it more often, on these pages, or why I do not spend more time on the beach.  This is a series of photographs inspired by Christine’s desire to see the sunrise in Maine.  ...
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In the Wild!

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January 20, 2019

Taking Advantage of the Sun   Kate spotted this turtle sitting on a rock, warming up a bit; and then noticed that he was not alone.  Sure enough, there was a lizard, sitting on the bank of the canal, also sunbathing, as well!        
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Poet’s Corner

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January 17, 2019

It Cannot All Be Relative Can It Is there any point In seeking perfect order In life or love Should we simply embrace the chaos Preached by those with the loudest voices And pretend to be at peace Do we go with the proclaimed flow Even if it appears stagnant In our sight I...
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Food

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January 15, 2019

Everyday Garbanzos     I love garbanzos (chickpeas), they are extremely versatile, and of course delicious. For a fast meal, with little fuss, these can be whipped up in the time it takes to prepare a pot of rice, in the rice cooker. Ingredients: 1 large can of Chickpeas – drained and rinsed 3...
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Art

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January 11, 2019

To love a painting is to feel that this presence is… not an object but a voice. ~ Andre Malraux ~    White Rose with Larkspur No. 2 by Georgia O’Keefe “I have a white rose to tend In July as in January; I give it to the true friend Who offers his frank...
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A View From the Road

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January 5, 2019

Mayberry, North Carolina (Mount Airy)     One of the things, which I most love about the road, is the opportunity to step into other worlds, often long gone.  There is something about Main Street, USA, that will always draw me in, coaxing me to pull over and walk the streets of towns that...
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Connected

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January 2, 2019

Don’t Tell Anyone Shhh . . . don’t tell anyone, but I bought a pair of “smart glasses”! As the end of the year approached, I thought I would be able to get another pair of glasses, at my usual place; but my insurance changed, thus I needed to find a company who took...
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From the Editor

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January 1, 2019

Successful Failure “The mission of Apollo 13 was called ‘A Successful Failure.’   That means we made it back safely, but never made it to the moon.” ~ Jim Lovell ~     We started the New Year by watching a documentary on the Apollo 13 mission; a mission perhaps known to most people...
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Perfect Post Cards – Picture and a Thousand Words

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January 1, 2019

The Christopher Robin Story Book by E. H. Shepard One of the things we were able to do with Christine was visit the Boston Museum of Fine Art, including their exhibit of Winnie the Pooh.  This postcard is from the Victoria and Albert Museum in England.
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