REMEMBERING 9/11

Of course I remember what I was doing on that day: I was driving to Concord to see my mom and do some shopping, driving in a car with a radio that didn’t work. It wasn’t until I reached my mother’s office, and she asked me if I’d heard about the planes, about NYC, and […]

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EARTH BEAUTY

Way back in another life when I was busy scurrying about providing classroom tech support at a small 4-year college, I often used Harcenco’s video (referenced in this video’s comments) as a way to test sound and music in the classrooms during routine maintenance.

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2 FOR JOY

Another week here in the US and I dread to think about what will unfold.  I’ve never been more ashamed and disheartened to be a United States citizen than I am right now.  Across the pond, my second home (the UK) is also in the midst of a special hell.  Time to get happy with […]

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GOODBYE TO THE HEATH

  My last day in London was Wednesday–what a hard day.  It always is when it’s time for me to go home.  It seems to get harder each time I visit.  I went to say goodbye to the Heath, to walk and think. I first stepped foot on the Heath five years ago, and never […]

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‘INSTAR’

“The process of transformation consists mostly of decay and then of this crisis when emergence from what came before must be total and abrupt. But the changes in a butterfly’s life are not always so dramatic.  The strange resonant word instar describes the stage between two successive molts, for as it grows, a caterpillar, like […]

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TREASURES AND EATS

Have caught a bit of a summer cold, I think, which has interfered with my ability to finish a piece of writing I had been working on.  I was able to make it out on the beach for the first part of the day at least, and join the rest of the fossil hunters for […]

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