Tag Archives: spring

Mystery and inspiration in the reading of confluence

24 hours ago our friend successfully came out of open heart surgery which included a replacement of an aortic valve. Three days ago I became aware of  the passing of an old college friend, who, unbeknownst to me, was a college … Continue reading

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Spring is in the air

I can always tell when spring is in the air. It usually occurs when the young students in my class become a bit more interested in each other and  have even less self-control than they are usually able to muster … Continue reading

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My 64th spring

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Last night’s humble dinner, just the preamble.

We have a wonderful back porch that is not heated. This means that sometime, late in the fall, the weather gets a bit too cold and we abandon the porch until the following spring when temperatures get warm enough. From … Continue reading

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“Onset” by Kim Addonizio

Watching that frenzy of insects above the bush of white flowers, bush I see everywhere on hill after hill, all I can think of is how terrifying spring is, in its tireless, mindless replications. Everywhere emergence: seed case, chrysalis, uterus, … Continue reading

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Spring sunrise

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Alright. If the daffodils can push through….

…then so can I.

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Spring works really hard in our front garden

Fern lifts heavy rock which was lying flat on top of it all winter.

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Hints and promise

Equinox soon!

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Vivaldi Vivaldi

It was a rough day today. I found a colleague doubled over in pain in a hallway, a student tried to argue with me that copying a wikipedia entry word for word was not plagiarism, I received emails that were … Continue reading

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