Sharing a Common Space
Reading about conflicts, who started what and when, feuds, long standing suspicions, decades and centuries of mistrust??one authority quotes experts to bolster...
posted on May 30, 2008
Harvard Street, Brookline MA
After a meeting in Brookline, and on a beautiful day, I decided to walk down Harvard Street from Coolidge Corner to where the street stops, turns and continues...
posted on May 29, 2008
Part V: Odds and Ends
This is the last of my posts of my five minute walk??although I could keep posting. “The grand tour is just the inspired man's way of heading home” The Great...
posted on May 28, 2008
Part IV: Dark and Light
Looking right in front of me??seeking light and shadows. ??There are dark shadows on the earth, but its lights are stronger in the contrast.? Charles Dickens
posted on May 27, 2008
“Memorial Day was officially proclaimed on 5 May 1868 by General John Logan, national commander of the Grand Army of the Republic, in his General Order No. 11,...
posted on May 26, 2008
Part III: Close Up
Still found within twenty giant steps??in all directions. ??Once I planned to write a book of poems entirely about the things in my pocket. But I found it would...
posted on May 25, 2008
Part II: The Language of Colour
Learning to see what is within an arm length of where I live means paying attention to the contents of place. ??The whole object of travel is not to set foot on...
posted on May 24, 2008
Part 1: The Borders and Edges
I've decided to explore the area close to where I live??nothing further than a five minute walk. You must not know too much or be too precise or scientific...
posted on May 23, 2008
To Take a Photograph
The Photographer Freezes action?? Photographs A shut door A half eaten sandwich A conversation, with the next word unsaid Half an explanation Tomorrow never to...
posted on May 21, 2008
Painting the Town
What's happening here? Perhaps they all take the same class Perhaps they resonated to the warm weather or spring's scent Perhaps they love creating art “May I...
posted on May 20, 2008
My green hostas and my neighbor's flowers??
posted on May 18, 2008
Old Hill Burying Ground, Concord MA
“On the hillside overlooking Concord??s Monument Square is the oldest of Concord's three cemeteries, the Old Hill Burying Ground. With nearly 500 graves, the...
posted on May 17, 2008
An Ordinary Town Isn't Really Ordinary
I love to walk around the downtowns of small towns and look for the unexpected?? I admit to usually passing by the manicured, well-finished, scrubbed down look?...
posted on May 16, 2008
A small boy sat near the edge of this man-made pond ??He stared at the fish and began singing, at first quietly and then with relish. The animals went in two by...
posted on May 15, 2008
Sometimes I don't know that it's one of my dreams until I find it spelled out… For once you have tasted flight you will walk the earth with your eyes turned...
posted on May 14, 2008
Sunday ?? A River and a Pond
of Walden Pond Some think it is bottomless. Henry David Thoreau And of a river?? ??Even the upper end of the river believes in the ocean.? William Stafford
posted on May 12, 2008
It Take a Village to Raise a Child ??West African Proverb
Let us put our minds together and see what life we can make for our children. Sitting Bull A flower for everyone who has been part of the village??everyone does...
posted on May 11, 2008
Carpels and Stamens
The flower is the poetry of reproduction. It is an example of the eternal seductiveness of life. ?? Jean Giraudoux Happy Mother's Day
posted on May 10, 2008
A Walk Around a Pond
Perhaps the truth depends on a walk around the lake. Wallace Stevens
posted on May 07, 2008