Monthly Archives: January 2017

From the Pacific Northwest – Part LXII

Musings in the New Year: T.S. Eliot “For last year’s words belong to last year’s language And next year’s words await another voice. And to make an end is to make a beginning. The end is where we start from.” … Continue reading

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From the Pacific Northwest – Part LXI

Musings in Winter: Mark Helprin “Winter then in its early and clear stages, was a purifying engine that ran unhindered over city and country, alerting the stars to sparkle violently and shower their silver light into the arms of bare … Continue reading

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From the Pacific Northwest – Part LX

Musings in Winter: Sinclair Lewis “Winter is not a season, it’s an occupation.” A Poem for Today “Heaven for Stanley” By Mark Doty For his birthday, I gave Stanley a hyacinth bean, an annual, so he wouldn’t have to wait … Continue reading

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From the Pacific Northwest – Part LIX

Musings in Winter: Pietro Aretino “And there is quite a different sort of conversation around a fire than there is in the shadow of a beech tree…. Four dry logs have in them all the circumstance necessary to a conversation … Continue reading

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From the Pacific Northwest – Part LVIII

A Poem for Today “An Old Man’s Winter Night” By Robert Frost All out of doors looked darkly in at him Through the thin frost, almost in separate stars, That gathers on the pane in empty rooms. What kept his … Continue reading

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