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Thank you, Ellen Aitken: Updated

I posted this originally in 2014, when I first learned of the tragic death to very aggressive cancer on June 14 of that summer of Ellen Bradshaw Aitken. This post is a slightly updated “remembering again,” adding a few more … Continue reading

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“But nobody noticed when the albatross had disappeared”*

Apropos of not much else on this blog: I’ve had a warm spot for the albatross ever since, one very special summer in college, living a short train ride from Geneva in Switzerland, the children in my apartment generously let … Continue reading

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“God made man upright but they have sought out many devices…”

(Ecclesiastes 7:59, RSV) (illustrating how my mind reads the Bible these days…?)

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Remembering: A Poem for Little Redcoat

It’s raining cornflakes, brown and red, So crisp they crunch beneath my feet. Perhaps they’re waiting to be fed To winter’s hungry, milk-white street. They crackle in the frosty air And trickle down, one under one, As rain strips sugar-frosteds┬ábare … Continue reading

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Celebrating Spring Turns

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Thy will knows no end in me.

“I thought that my voyage had come to its end at the last limit of my power – that the path before me was closed, that provisions were exhausted and the time come to take refuge in silent obscurity. But … Continue reading

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