Monthly Archives: February 2019

Public Square

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February 22, 2019

Eloise   I must admit that I felt more than a little bit mischievous, the first time I decided to go into the Plaza Hotel, in New York City, in search of Eloise. Eloise is the central character of a children’s book written by Kay Thomspson and illustrated by Hilary Knight.  The initial story...
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Art

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February 16, 2019

To love a painting is to feel that this presence is… not an object but a voice. ~ Andre Malraux ~   Love of Winter by George Wesley Bellows Okay, I am never going to love winter, but I do love this painting by George Wesley Bellows, who was born and raised in Columbus,...
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Nature

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February 13, 2019

Broken Beauty     Can there be beauty in brokenness? I believe there can be and is; and I also believe that beauty is not just in the eye of the beholder. When I bought this orchid, the stem was not bent; though a bent stem would not have been enough of an issue...
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A View from the Road

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February 10, 2019

A Very Different View of Time Square     While driving into New York City, I noticed how lite the traffic was, for no apparent reason; nevertheless, I was not prepared to see this View, of Time Square, from our hotel window. I cannot remember ever having seen the City’s streets so empty.  Thankfully,...
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The ThatIsAllForNow Family Photo Album Part II

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February 8, 2019

Our first ThatIsAllForNow Family Photo Album is bulging!   We are adding a second Album, which like the first, is dedicated to offering our readers a look at the people mentioned on these pages – enjoy!     Enoch and Kate climbing up a hill, in order to slide down it — Maine    ...
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Poet’s Corner

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February 7, 2019

Family Values As a child I was never read fairy tales Or Little Golden Books The stories I heard Were mostly illustrated with flannelgraphs In Sunday school classrooms And to this day I believe every word to be true Yet Despite that belief I keep expecting something other than Cain and Able Why I...
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Because I Can

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February 2, 2019

The Compass Rose     Detroit Museum of Art, Detroit Michigan     Portland Headlight, Cape Elizabeth Maine     Aloha Clock Tower, Hawaii     United States Naval Academy, Annapolis, Maryland     In front of the William Penn Hotel in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania     Fairchild Gardens, Miami, Florida   Welcome Center off...
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In the Wild!

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February 2, 2019

Ground Hog   We have German immigrants to thank for Ground Hog Day, when the hope that winter will end early rest with whether or not a ground hog sees his shadow. Oddly, one wants a cloud day, when the ground hog does not see his shadow, and we are all spared another six...
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From the Editor

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February 1, 2019

Bittersweet   “The Lord moves in mysterious ways, His wonders to behold.” I am waiting for the delivery of my new refrigerator, by Sears.  My first new appliance was a Kenmore, and I hope this will not be my last purchase from Sears; nevertheless, the delivery men should be here any moment. We had...
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