Monthly Archives: March 2016

For an election year

Just got back from a week in Hawaii–a vacation spot that’s NOT overrated–that luscious warm ocean. It was a week without news for me, such a luxury. Now the papers blare again each morning. Here’s a poem from another vacation, another election … Continue reading

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A very small vitamin

I have been reading Italo Calvino on “lightness” in writing. How about this for an example? Ars Poetica the way a fox steps into one side of your headlights and carrying his tail (like a pen running out of ink) … Continue reading

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A garden solution

Because of the beautiful, day-after-day, much needed rain, I had a gardening problem. My bare root asparagus arrived in the mail, and it was too wet to plant.  I came up with the idea of planting the 10 roots in … Continue reading

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Cavafy

Poetry has the ability to transcend time, as this short lyric by Constantine Cavafy, a Greek poet who died in 1938. Walls Without consideration,without pity, without shame, they have built big and high walls around me. And now I sit … Continue reading

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Combo

I want to post a few photos from my New York trip. The first two are from the Fischli and Weiss exhibit at the Guggenheim I posted about last week.  A photo of their credo, “How to Work Better,” and a … Continue reading

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A very different grandmother from me

In this loving, quirky tribute, my favorite line is “she believed in heaven / as I beleive in wing nuts.” An incidental report on my grandmother’s divinity My grandmother had fourteen children, 56 grandchildren, 57 great and one great-great and a … Continue reading

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Fischli and Weiss

The Guggenheim Museum is showing the work of two collaborators, Peter Fischli and David Weiss. The highlight of the show for me is a 30-minute video, The Way Things Go, of a series of objects interacting in an extended chain … Continue reading

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