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A View From the Road

Film’s Recommended by Marcial

Nature

From the Editor

Evil is not the Answer I would like to write about the bittersweet moment this morning, of going to my…

A View From the Road

A Pick-Me-Up From Wyoming     Driving west on the I 70, we are cautioned to buckle up, as we…

Nature

Gardening Through Quarantine (My first keiki {baby orchid} in Maine, and it bloomed!) There is so much in our lives,…

From the Editor

Evil is not the Answer I would like to write about the bittersweet moment this morning, of going to my container garden, and harvesting Cuban oregano, and tomatoes, to complete the Johnny Marzetti, I am making for dinner. Yes, it was wonderful to reap such abundance; but it made me sad to pick the tomatoes,…

A View From the Road

A Pick-Me-Up From Wyoming     Driving west on the I 70, we are cautioned to buckle up, as we accelerate our speed to 80 miles an hour!  Of course, this is a speed limit mandated to bring a smile to Kate’s face; and oddly, a sit back and enjoy the view, look to mine. …

Film’s Recommended by Marcial

    This is a trading world and men, women and children, who cannot live on gravity alone, need something to satisfy their gayer, lighter moods and hours, and he who ministers to this want is in a business established by the Author of our nature.  If he worthily fulfills his mission and amuses without…

Nature

Gardening Through Quarantine (My first keiki {baby orchid} in Maine, and it bloomed!) There is so much in our lives, which at the moment can feel frivolous; but I do not think gardening falls into that category. I garden for many reasons, including because I enjoy the process of planting seeds or cuttings, and watching…

Holiday’s

Memorial Day “The 30th of May, 1868, is designated for the purpose of strewing with flowers, or otherwise decorating the graves of comrades who died in defense of their country during the late rebellion, and whose bodies now lie in almost every city, village and hamlet churchyard in the land.”~ General John A. Logan ~Proclaimed…

Food

Quarantine Coffee I am sure this is already a known coffee, but it is a new creation, in my kitchen. Often in the past, a mid-day, second cup of coffee has been welcomed; we have now made it a “tradition” of sorts; this is a treat, almost like a dessert. Initially, we were just splitting,…

Public Square

Key West Memorial to José Martí José Martí, el Apóstol, the apostle, is considered to be the father of a free Cuba; something not yet achieved, in my humble opinion. Today, May 20, is one of the days celebrated as the Cuban Independence Day, and thus I offer you a look at this memorial, in…

Art

To love a painting is to feel that this presence is… not an object but a voice.~ Andre Malraux ~ Bank of Oise at Auvers, 1890byVincent Van Gogh The colors in this painting are truly extraordinary; but what I most love is how Van Gogh has used the color and paint strokes to create movement.…