In Nature

Art

A View From the Road

In Nature

Petrified Wood   The first road trip souvenir Kate and I bought was a piece of petrified wood, which to…

Art

To love a painting is to feel that this presence is… not an object but a voice. ~ Andre Malraux…

JusticeA Eulogy     Will there ever be justiceThat is all I prayed forI wanted justice It feels as if…

A View From the Road

Bova’s When they first married, my sister and her husband lived in the North End, in Boston; one of the…

In Nature

Petrified Wood   The first road trip souvenir Kate and I bought was a piece of petrified wood, which to this day, hangs in the house.     At the time, we were quite broke, and thrilled to have a little sliver of this fascinating material. When I was a child, I lived in Winslow,…

Art

To love a painting is to feel that this presence is… not an object but a voice. ~ Andre Malraux ~ Haymaking at Éragny by Camille Pissarro I will forever be drawn to the impressionist; and it seems Camille Pissarro was quite drawn to this subject, as he has various paintings depicting the making of…

JusticeA Eulogy     Will there ever be justiceThat is all I prayed forI wanted justice It feels as if I am choking On my wordsBut I am not speechlessMy problem is quite the oppositeI have too many wordsBut they all say the same thingHow is this possible I step away And try to clear…

A View From the Road

Bova’s When they first married, my sister and her husband lived in the North End, in Boston; one of the places they frequented, and introduced me to is Bova’s. It is an Italian bakery, family owned since 1926. I especially love their cannoli’s and Italian cookies, and adore the fact that they are open 24…

Food

The Cart   Appetizer: A food or drink that stimulates the appetite and is usually served before a meal ~ Merriam Webster ~ I love the cart! My notion of the cart started to compensate for lack of counter space, in the house in Florida; but it has become that place where my guest know…

The Dialogue

“Here’s a little help with your deposit!”     I will admit that is the line that has kept me from previously sharing this letter. My Mother did not put an actual date on the letter, as so often was the case, and I foolishly, so often did not keep the envelopes letters were mailed…

In the Wild!

My Ducks It Has Been a While Did you know that this column was originally named Ducks? I love the ducks in my yard in Florida, and have taken countless pictures of them, sharing more than a few with you. But alas all of God’s creature’s deserve their fifteen minutes of fame; however my ducks…

Public Square

Chicago Water Tower   Walking along Michigan Avenue, in Chicago, Illinois, it is impossible not to be drawn to the castellated gothic building, which is in fact Chicago’s former water tower. It is the kind of building you want to touch! I wish I could say that I went looking for the Water Tower, and…