Category Archives: Rx for Maladies

Sossi Madzounian: the Maine horizon

~~Occasionally, I post photographs from friends who are traveling in distant lands or who have evocative images close to home. In February 2014 I posted a collection of photographs from Sossi Madzounian, photographer and friend.  In those photographs, the accent … Continue reading

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Amman rooftops…

~~Our afternoon in Old Amman begins on Rainbow Street, with falafel, at Al-Quds Falafel.  I am told that this hole-in-the-wall with a very amicable falafel maker is the oldest in Amman. His offering is delicious, unpretentious and not heavy on … Continue reading

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In the Jordan Valley…

After a summer break of some two months, Passages Home is back! During these months, I traveled to Jordan and to Palestine.  Access to wifi was slow, border crossings were frustrating, and the general mood of the people was wistful … Continue reading

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At Descanso Gardens, La Cañada, California

~~Yes, California is in the grip of a drought, and the world of Descanso Gardens is a little tired and wilted.  Still, even on a day like this, Descanso is one of the most beautiful places around Los Angeles–meandering, un-manicured … Continue reading

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A city, a melody, and the past….

~~My “little” essay, Petite Fleur, has just been posted on The Common. http://www.thecommononline.org/dispatches/petite-fleur~~

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Autumn at Mount Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge (2)

It was cold today, the wind howling, the leaves wild, and the Mount Auburn Cemetery crowded with pedestrians and cars and performers and singers and warblers.  We even heard an accordion player and watched awestruck a majestic hawk, indifferent, perhaps … Continue reading

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Autumn at Mount Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge

Yes, there are the small, quaint towns of Vermont, the daunting heights of New Hampshire’s White Mountains, but there are also beautiful spots of color and energy here in our city, in its downtown and its suburbs.  Mount Auburn Cemetery … Continue reading

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