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Boston skies…

~~Nothing matches the wild, dark beauty of the sky after the rains have stopped.  It was such an evening again this day in Boston.  The pouring rain of the past 24 hours subsided into a drizzle that stretched languidly into … Continue reading

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Snow: The long, white sleep of Massachusetts…

~~For the past two weeks or so, my colleague and friend Rose Cummings, keen photographer of natural calamities which befall our New England landscape, has been posting images of the storms that have been pounding Massachusetts.  They are terrific photographs, … 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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Le Grand Continental in Boston

~~The weather was perfect this afternoon for the final performance of Le Grand Continental, a celebration of movement, community and public space.  Created by the Montreal-based company Sylvain Émard Danse, Le Grand Continental is an idea that transcends locales, dance … Continue reading

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Lilac Sunday at the Arnold Arboretum, Boston

Granted, I am not a skilled photographer, but lilac bushes are not particularly photogenic, even the very abundant, very energetic ones that make up the path of the lilac collection at the Arnold Arboretum.  Even yesterday, their day of full … Continue reading

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For the love of Boston, on her day…

~Boston, the eyes of the world have turned toward you again; the whole world as it were is weeping for you again and for your losses of a year ago. It was—and still is—a bit uncanny, the outpouring of sorrow … Continue reading

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For the love of Watertown, today….

~~Late last night, Watertown moved to the center of our and the world’s attention.  Today, Watertown, our neighbor town up the street, is barricaded and empty of its population.  But those who don’t seem to get enough of Watertown know … Continue reading

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After Sandy…

How quickly everything has changed in our realm–a beautiful day of ample sun, wind, and dryness! The storm is gone, at least for now.  There is a strange calm in the air, a lightness which other places in Sandy’s path … Continue reading

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Sandy arrives, King Lear wanders the suburbs

It always comes back to the sound of things.  Sandy arrived a few hours ago with the howl and grate of the wind, at first gentle and mercurial, then more assertive, and then ferocious in the way utter madness must … Continue reading

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The skies darken, Sandy is on her way…

Early this morning,  I ventured out to buy some “last minute provisions” for the coming hurricane, storm, calamity, natural disaster, apocalypse, all rolled into one.  From reading and watching the media, you’d think we were in Aleppo, or Kabul, or … Continue reading

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