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Pomelo oasis

I love grapefruits, especially ruby reds. I love that composite sweet and sour taste. The flavor is complex, like a rich red wine. But it is also intense. I sometimes feel like I need to be “ready” to eat a … Continue reading

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Wisdom and poetic inspiration on the parkway

The city has finally replaced the tree that they removed on the parkway in front of our house (Final Requiem for the Silver Maple). We thought we we would be able to choose the tree we wanted but the city … Continue reading

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Final Requiem for the Silver Maple

Yesterday the city came to grind the stump of the Silver Maple. JB carved a Buddha in a chunk of the tree, which he said oozed with sap as he carved. This Buddha sits on the piano right as you … Continue reading

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Fighting the rot

Our Silver Maple is gone. I was at work, but JB was home to document its departure. The previous owners of our home renovated the house in order to sell it after their father had died. During the winter of … Continue reading

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