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Vernal Equinox – in the balance

It is the vernal equinox: today we get an equal measure of light and dark. Starting from tomorrow, up in the Northern hemisphere, each day the sun lingers longer across our skies. And our friends in the Southern hemisphere follow lengthening nights into … Continue reading

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Evergreen

That which lasts. That which endures. There is a poem I read about a year ago where the poet makes the observation that evergreens, while always having green boughs, still have needles that turn brown, go dry, and drop to … Continue reading

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grass

Grass. What a funny word to write about at the end of November, so close to winter. If I had to summarize spring and summer in a single word, grass might be my choice. How does something so soft, so … Continue reading

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December Lights

1 December.  The first day of the last month of the year. More than the other eleven months, I find December charged with both anticipation and aftermath.  The year is winding down, the holidays are gearing up.  We seem to … Continue reading

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23 December – You

I live in Cambridge, UK.  One of the most famous Christmas traditions here is the service of carols and lessons from King’s College Chapel on Christmas Eve.  Each year, the 3 pm service is broadcast live to millions around the … Continue reading

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December 2 – A Potpourri of Prompts

For today, a potpourri of prompts, like a basket of baubles.  Take one and hold it up to the light.  Take many and string them together like a paper chain.  Take a few and join them together with sticky tape … Continue reading

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We will sail pathless and wild seas

We visited Lisbon for a week this summer. I loved it. The bright southern Iberian light, the azulejos (blue tiles) on the buildings, the clattering trams and winding streets. But of all the things that captured my imagination, the one … Continue reading

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