Monthly Archives: September 2015

Tomatoes, tomatoes

Romas, Early Girls, Heirlooms, they’re all at their peak. When I see them glistening in their red and orange and gold skins, I can’t resist them! I spent a whole day elbow deep in roasting, saucing, canning about 40 pounds of … Continue reading

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From the past

Reading through old letters I found that in 1968 I went to a reading and was impressed by the poems of Sidney Goldfarb, who was also at Harvard then and probably looked like this. I requested a book of his from … Continue reading

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Who designed that sign?

While I was gone, Larry saved a couple of obituaries for me. My favorite was for a man I’d never heard of, Adrian Frutiger. If you’ve ever followed an airport sign at JFK or Charles deGaulle Airports, used the Paris … Continue reading

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Making apple cider

This weekend I picked apples and made cider with my granddaughter, and then found this poem, a little darker than our thoughts, which were full of the fun of the process and the delicious sweetness of the fresh cider.  

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From the 16th century

In these late summer, early fall days when it hasn’t rained for months, this old verse often sings in my mind: O western wind when wilt thou blow That the small rain down can rain? Christ that my love were in … Continue reading

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Out in the world

Today I decided to try a new Vietnamese restaurant for lunch. It just happened to be on my route. I had one of the wonderful Vietnamese egg pancakes full of shrimp and bean sprouts on which you pile lettuce and … Continue reading

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In for a Pound

I have never posted a poem by Ezra Pound here, though he is an important figure in American poetry with a life and an impact too complex to report here. You can look him up. Here’s a little taste: And … Continue reading

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Net zero

A friend told me that she has a net zero policy when it comes to clothing purchases–for every new thing she buys, something must go: net zero. In my case, this has turned out to be pretty easy to follow. I … Continue reading

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All Star Larry

Last week was a big week for Larry in his softball career in the Creaker league.  He was inducted into the Creaker Hall of Fame (based on his contributions to the organization), and he was named to the 2015 All Star … Continue reading

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