Monthly Archives: May 2014

Meditation on a Shipshape Shelf

I am staring at a shelf of outrageously beautiful jars of condiments. Each one of these beautiful products at Sofra is a world of exotic wonder, and each one would add so much to a meal. But what I find … Continue reading

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Driving My Message Home

I don’t know who drives this car. I paced on the sidewalk for a while, hoping he or she would return, so I could find out. I wonder whether he/she wears a shirt bearing the same message. Seeing the car … Continue reading

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Recognition

Most people I know do good work, or at least try to. They strive. Some are in fancy offices doing work that affects thousands of souls. Others are in humbler situations, or attending to quotidian affairs. But they give it … Continue reading

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The glory of glue guns, glitter, and gesso

  This is Janet. She is helping children make art, last Saturday at the Arsenal Center for the Arts. She has a gift for this, and she clearly loves it. My children have taken a large handful of classes from … Continue reading

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On Dirt

Looks like a bunch of nothing, huh? Just some dirt. Not much going on here. Well, looks can be deceiving. Right now, even as you read, there are zillions of microorganisms at work in this “dirt,” making really luscious soil … Continue reading

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