Category Archives: Wonderings

Free My Feet!

  Viewpoint:  my feet,  from the podiatrist’s chair. After supporting me so faithfully for so many decades, the right and the left ones both show signs of wear and tear. Like my old Subaru, they need regular maintenance, and then some. … Continue reading

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Fear Not!

Yesterday the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum in Santa Fe, New Mexico netted a cool $44.4 million at auction for one of their masterpieces, O’Keeffe’s Jimson Weed. That more than doubled the amount ever paid for a work by a female artist, and … Continue reading

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Today’s Portrait: FIREFIGHTER

No, today’s portrait isn’t a flower! It’s occurred to me that other objects besides flowers can emanate presence and personality. Can demonstrate QUIDDITAS, the quality that Aristotle meant when he wrote of “thatness,” or “whatness,” or “what it is.” When I was painting … Continue reading

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All Shall be Well —

It’s a story that should begin, “Once upon a time.” It has that ageless storytale quality. Once upon a time there was a woman who was born on the 8th November 1342 (and how do we know that so definitively?), … Continue reading

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Tout Comprendre, C’est Tout Pardonner —

or in English, To understand everything, is to forgive everything. It happened like this. I was brushing my teeth this morning when this proverbial phrase flew into my head (don’t ask) and stuck there.  And stayed there. Hmmm, I kept … Continue reading

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“The Hurrier I Go—“

“The behinder I get!” Which is what’s happened to me as the summer’s whooshed out, autumn’s rushing in, and all the undone things of the last lazy months are tumbling down around my head. Result? Blog posts at the pace … Continue reading

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Bus Your Coffee Cup?

No, this isn’t a bus stop! When you’re at Rao’s in Thorne’s Marketplace in downtown Northampton, you’re already where you want to be. The coffee’s strong, the tea comes from an excellent assortment, the sandwiches are fresh and tasty, and … Continue reading

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