Monthly Archives: June 2015

Welcoming July 2015

Welcoming July The Larkspur is the flower associated with July. Greeting July – Origins In the words of one historian, “It (July) was named by the Roman Senate in honor of the Roman general, Julius Caesar, it being the month … Continue reading

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Notes from the American West

The pony of my dreams gazing at me from a field in Lander, Wyoming.

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Notes from the American West

Mount Ellis Meadows, Bozeman, Montana.

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American Muse: Gina Myers

“Hold It Down” It’s 70 degrees outside but in the drugstore Christmas music plays over the speakers as I stand in line balancing my checkbook in my head, stretching things thin until my next paycheck when the rent is due. … Continue reading

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June Offerings – Part XXX: Something to Delight both Head and Heart

American Art – Part I of V: Anne Gregerson Artist Statement: “I have always been drawn to the human figure as subject matter for my art. In recent years, much of my work has portrayed introspective individual figures, mostly female. … Continue reading

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Notes from the Heartland

Truck Stop Literature: I found this proclamation written on the wall of a truck stop rest room in Laramie, Wyoming: Things I Hate 1. Graffiti 2. Lists 3. Irony It’s good to know that such a clever wag lives and … Continue reading

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Notes from the Left Coast

Big Tree: Big Tree is in Redwoods State Park in Humboldt County, California. It is 68 feet in circumference and an estimated 1,500 years old.

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American Muse: Joy Harjo

“Ah, Ah” for Lurline McGregor Ah, ah cries the crow arching toward the heavy sky over the marina. Lands on the crown of the palm tree. Ah, ah slaps the urgent cove of ocean swimming through the slips. We carry … Continue reading

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June Offerings – Part XXIX: Something to Delight both Head and Heart

American Art – Part I of IV: Daena Title In the words of one writer, “Daena Title was born in Manhattan in 1957 and was raised in Long Island, New York. She received a Bachelor of Arts in Art History … Continue reading

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Notes from the Left Coast

The Columbia River Gorge near Royal City, Washington. Oregon: Port Orford, Gold Beach, Curry. Wetlands in Mill Valley, California. Houseboats in Sausalito, California. A sight that always lifts the heart.

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