Monthly Archives: March 2017

April 2017

Musings in April: Thomas Tusser “Sweet April showers Do spring May flowers.” Art for April – Martin Johnson Heade: “April Showers” Musings in April: Edna St. Vincent Millay “Life in itself Is nothing, An empty cup, a flight of uncarpeted … Continue reading

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Hiatus

Dear Readers: Complications in my family life will make it impossible to post my column for the next few weeks. I apologize for this absence, and I promise to resume posting as soon as possible.

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Spring 2017 – Day 5

Musings in Spring: Charles de Lint “Everybody’s got a true home—maybe not where they’re living, but where their heart lives.” Below – Aiman Asyran: “Orchid Season in Kampung II” Art for Spring – Part I of VI: Mikhail Lezin (Russian, … Continue reading

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Spring 2017 – Day 4

Musings in Spring: Stella Gibbons “She could feel magic in the quiet spring day, like a sorcerer’s far-off voice, and lines of poetry floated over her mind as if they were strands of spider-web.” Art for Spring – Part I … Continue reading

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Spring 2017 – Day 3

Musings in Spring: Robin Wall Kimmerer “Plants are also integral to reweaving the connection between land and people. A place becomes a home when it sustains you, when it feeds you in body as well as spirit. To recreate a … Continue reading

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Spring 2017 – Day 2

Musings in Spring: Jessica Stern “I can still bring into my body the joy I felt at seeing the first trillium of spring, which seemed to be telling me, “Never give up hope, spring will come.” Art for Spring – … Continue reading

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Spring Equinox 2017

WELCOME, LOVELY SPRING Below – Takeyce Walter: “Spring Equinox” Welcoming Spring with Art – Frederick Leighton: “Return of Persephone” Musings in Spring: Mary Oliver “Come with me into the woods where spring is advancing, as it does, no matter what, … Continue reading

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From the Pacific Northwest – Part LXXIX

Musings in Winter: Louisa May Alcott “Some books are so familiar, reading them is like being home again.” Below – Winslow Homer: “Girl in a Hammock” Art for Winter – Part I of IV: Dmitry Kochanovich (Russian, contemporary) Below – … Continue reading

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From the Pacific Northwest – Part LXXVIII

Musings in Winter: Jack Canfield “A dog is one of the few remaining reasons why some people can be persuaded to go for a walk.” Art for Winter – Part I of III: Konstantin Kazantsev (Russian, contemporary) Below – “Lanberghini … Continue reading

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From the Pacific Northwest – Part LXXVII

Musings in Winter: Arthur Quiller-Couch “In a flash I saw the truth; that my love for this spot is built up of numberless trivialities, of small memories all incommunicable, or ridiculous when communicated.” Below – Katie Hennessey: “Memories of Home” … Continue reading

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