Monthly Archives: May 2011

A Sunshiny Day

Beltane                                                                       Waning Last Frost Moon Weeding, thinning in the vegetable beds.  A soothing practice, sprucing up the rows of beets, carrots, spinach and taking young weeds out now, before they get big.  When I first went outside this morning, in … Continue reading

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Higher Education Does Not Need The Humanities. But, We Do.

Beltane                                                    Waning Last Frost Moon On a pile of essays, yet unread, sits one at the top, “The Great River of the Classics”, by Camille Paglia.  She is my heroine, an outspoken advocate for the content of the humanities, the … Continue reading

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another artist on Ai Weiwei

Beltane                                                      Waning Last Frost Moon A reader of this blog has created a poster for Ai Weiwei.  It appears on his blog artotrical. Here it is.  The Chinese script reads:  Love the future and is a visual pun on Ai … Continue reading

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Imagine a Line

Beltane                                                               Waning Last Frost Moon A very interesting conversation among fellow docents over lunch.  When I reflect on it, it seems like we’re asking a potentially troublesome, certainly challenging question.  What is the role of the docent?  The museum?  Art … Continue reading

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Be Patient With Yourself

Beltane                                               Waning Last Frost Moon An afternoon of thunder, swirling clouds, torrential rains.  Another episode in the missing spring of 2011.  We sat huddled in the basement amongst our workout equipment, watching the downstairs tvs with green rectangles and red … Continue reading

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An Intimate Relationship?

Beltane                                                                      Waning Last Frost Moon I spent the morning convincing my computer that the new laserjet printer I purchased exists, could be a good friend, one with whom we might enter a long term relationship.  Boy, was that a hard … Continue reading

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Clay

Beltane                                                                      Waning Last Frost Moon “We can make our minds so like still water that beings  gather   about us that they may see, it may be, their own images, and so live for a moment with a clearer, perhaps … Continue reading

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Hangin’

Beltane                                                            Full Last Frost Moon Our remodeling is pretty close to finished.  Which is a good thing since we started in 2008 or so.  We finally hung the art in the living room, works we took down at the beginning … Continue reading

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A Long Time Ago

Beltane                                                                              Full Last Frost Moon Down to United Seminary for Leslie’s last leadership and development class.  The time with Leslie there was good; we developed a good rapport, even a friendship over the 9 months of conversations and I’ve come … Continue reading

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