According to Irish writer Robert Lynd, “In order to see birds it is necessary to become part of the silence.” Having walked the earth for well over a decade alongside the children I put here, this silence, in this last decade-plus, has been about as likely as an uninterrupted glass of wine, a short chapter […]
Ah! What pleasant visions haunt me As I gaze upon the sea! All the old romantic legends, All my dreams, come back to me. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow For further thoughts on the sea, see #1, #2, #3, #4, #5, #6, #7, #8, #9, #10, #11, #12, #13, #14, and #15.
Every year I create a list of small ways to celebrate the summer season, a practice of mine that dates back to my Chicago days. When I began blogging, I started posting my lists and trying to come up with a fresh series of ideas each year. However, after only coming up with three new […]