Monthly Archives: August 2013

“Doubletake” by Seamus Heaney

Human beings suffer, They torture one another, They get hurt and get hard. No poem or play or song Can fully right a wrong Inflicted and endured. The innocent in gaols Beat on their bars together. A hunger-striker’s father Stands … Continue reading

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Getting inside the art of Daniel Clowes, Andra Samelson, Jose Lerma, and Guy Ben-Ner

(all photos except for the 4th one by JB)

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Bread, honey, salt, and wine

Today we helped IB and AI move into a completely refurbished 2 bedroom apartment half a block from the lake. The weather was not too hot and everyone’s mood was upbeat. After we toted, dragged, lifted, piled, carried, heaped, pulled, … Continue reading

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Fifty years ago today

“This Train” is Studs Terkel’s chronicle of the 1963 train ride to and from the March on Washington with interviews of the participants, 50 years ago today. The train carried 1600 people from Chicago.

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“The Pond at Dusk” by Jane Kenyon

A fly wounds the water but the wound soon heals. Swallows tilt and twitter overhead, dropping now and then toward the outward-radiating evidence of food. xxxx The green haze on the trees changes into leaves, and what looks like smoke … Continue reading

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Asa Ames

Very little is known about the folk artist Asa Ames who died of consumption in 1851 when he was 27 years old. We know that he worked in Evans, Erie County, New York-just south of Buffalo. In the federal census … Continue reading

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Join. Participate. Make change.

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Asparagus, Snake, and Yardlong

One of the biggest surprises of our garden this year has been our asparagus beans, aka snake beans aka yardlong beans. The Vigna unguiculata sesquipedalis are quite sweet and delicious and as their nicknames infer, quite long. The first time we ate them … Continue reading

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Pot le gel

My Romanian grandmother (my mother’s mother) used to make this dish and when I was young, I hated it. My mother would put great big dollops of it on her salad instead of dressing or slather it across thick slices … Continue reading

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