Category Archives: Words

Weekly Photo Challenge: DESCENT

Well! The English language is often ambiguous/indeterminate, and DESCENT proves to be no exception. Here are some stairs to descend at the New Century Theater at Smith College, Northampton: And here is the snow descending upon us — gently, for once! — last winter (not … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: UNFOCUSED (2)

It seems appropriate that these typewriters are neither here nor there (or perhaps here AND there). That they are floating in limbo, looking ghostly, out of spatial focus. Because that’s what’s happened to typewriters. For perhaps a century, manual typewriters were … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Windows, 4

The Forbes Public Library of Northampton, a building from the turn of the 19th into 20th century, is heavy and solid and imposing, outside and inside. Not a modern style, perhaps. But doesn’t this make a wonderfully inviting place to … Continue reading

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An Erratic Journal: “Home” in Ireland

Here’s a memory of a once-upon-a-time home (along with a bonus, an unexpected poem) from our Irish correspondent, Berna, over in County Kildare: Well, as for Innisfree, I wouldn’t much go for Yeats’ damp ‘clay and wattles’ cabin. There would … Continue reading

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The Moon Will Not Mind —

People have ideas about Zen. Like, Zen is silent, simple, clear, no? Sometimes, NO! Here’s a great story that made me laugh, borrowed from one of my favorite blogs, John Weeren’s About Zen: A zen monk said: “There is nothing … Continue reading

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Guess What?

In case anyone was wondering —-

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