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A View From the Road

Library Walk “Truth exists. Only falsehood has to be invented.” George Braque (1882-1963) – Le Jour et La Nuit Sometimes we must look down to see the view.  One of my favorite places in New York is the Public Library, on 5th Avenue and 42nd Street; you know where the two large marble lions, Patience…

Art

To love a painting is to feel that this presence is… not an object but a voice. ~ Andre Malraux ~   Little Miss Hone  by Samuel Finley Breese Morse   Yes, the artist is the inventor of the Morse code and telegraph.  The painting, which is at the Boston Museum of Fine Art, is supposed…

Nature

Ginger (The ginger is to the right of the horse, in the big, black, round pot.) I have harvested a portion of my ginger crop! Every day I drink a ginger and lemon tea; I often add powdered ginger to pork and chicken; and of course use it to bake with and as a condiment.…

In Nature

Bougainvillea     It is impossible to not have a love hate relationship with bougainvillea; the plant is stunning, but its beauty comes with a thorny price tag.     The first time I truly became aware of bougainvillea was when Lia took me to visit a monastery in Greece. The building was pristine, start…