21 Dec

Giotto Nativity

… Saint Jerome’s translation of the Gospel of Saint Luke, Chapter 2, verse 14 is a direct translation from the original Greek: Gloria in altissimus …

16 Dec

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… … When I was teaching in China, I’d tell my students, “Every day I teach wisdom, and if you don’t come to class, you …

9 Dec

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… It’s raining, it’s pouring. Mayor de Blasio must be happy it isn’t as cold as yesterday because then there would be one heck of …

7 Dec

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… Like many an old pagan, Patti, Akram, and I hung a wreath up in the window last night and put on some ornaments and …

30 Nov

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… I grew up on the property where this pond is now. The pond didn’t used to be there. It was a swamp of springs …

22 Nov

John Ashbery

… Wallace Stevens … The Idea of Order at Key West She sang beyond the genius of the sea. The water never formed to mind …

27 Oct

A reflection: water lilies in the branches

… Here it is Sunday already. I am posting some photos from Friday. We left early enough, Akram and I, so that even though I …

25 Oct

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… As strict as Robert Frost could be about meter, here he speaks in variations of a loosely vernacular iambic pentameter, and when he reads, …

19 Oct

Campos Plaza

… Taking a short cut through Los Campos on my way from Avenue C to 14th Street, hurrying from one place to another, from home …

14 Oct

Adam and Eve Sleeping by William Blake

… TO THE EVENING STAR THOU fair-hair’d angel of the evening, Now, whilst the sun rests on the mountains, light Thy bright torch of love; …

5 Oct

deer

… The one-headed doe drinking becomes two heads reflected in the pond. Now the third one jumps and dashes, splashes with its hooves this youngest …

30 Sep

pond reflections

… Here hopefully are some pictures that are worth a thousand words, anyway a walk in the woods, a stop by the pond, reflections for …