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I was going to give you a springtime post of the glorious flowers on display at the recent Mount Holyoke Bulb Show, wonders of nature if there ever were such. But they’ve been preempted by another wonder of nature, not … Continue reading

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The Limits of Knowledge?

Penetrating so many secrets, we cease to believe in the unknowable. But there it sits nevertheless, calmly licking its chops. — H.L. Mencken       And that’s where we part company, my husband and I. A devout rationalist, he … Continue reading

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