Monthly Archives: August 2011

Demonic and crazed

I suppose this is not the best way to think about children just before they show up for class next week, but I had to laugh at these portrayals of children in ads from the fifties. Demonic and crazed, these … Continue reading

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Digestive ecstasy

JB and I started a tradition last year of starting the school year with a delicious dinner at Kendall College Culinary School. This year, once again, we had an amazing taste experience, made even more delicious by the presentations and … Continue reading

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Before breakfast

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Talk about an incredible work out…

We have a Schwinn Air-Dyne in our house that I have been using fairly regularly to get my heart beat up, to make sure my blood pressure stays down. Though there is a Bally’s nearby, using the bike in the … Continue reading

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“All the Difficult Hours and Minutes” by Jane Hirshfield

This last week, Jane Hirshfield came out with her new volume of poetry — Come, Thief.  “All the Difficult Hours and Minutes” is one of the poems from this new collection. All the difficult hours and minutes are like salted plums … Continue reading

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Sensing the earthquake…

OK, maybe it’s because of our near encounter with a possum that my ears are alert to stories about wildlife. JB shared with me today that the animals in the Smithsonian National Zoo in DC were aware of the earthquake … Continue reading

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Letters at the halfway mark

School is starting in a week. I always send a letter to my new students, trying to get them excited about the ideas we will be exploring in class and giving them a glimpse of who I am–an artist, gardener, … Continue reading

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