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November 21, 2014 This past Monday I spent a few hours on Cow Island, a 58 acre uninhabited island in the Androscoggin just downstream from our house. I was there on a monitoring visit for the Brunswick Topsham Land … Continue reading
November 17, 2014 An unusual treat yesterday: we participated in a community hymn festival in Portland at Merrill Auditorium. Participating were about 15 church choirs, an audience that filled the lower two tiers of Merrill and, of course, Portland’s Kotzschmar Organ. … Continue reading
November 14, 2014 [My wife’s book club has been reading The Invention of Wings, Sue Monk Kidd’s fictionalized biography of of the Grimké sisters, Sarah and Angelina (Nina), who were leaders in the abolitionist and women’s rights movements. Since Sarah and … Continue reading
November 11, 2014 Looks like a river, doesn’t it? It’s really a channel of the Persian Gulf in Abu Dhabi. The city is set on a series of islands, sand bars really, now stabilized. This view is the beach in … Continue reading
November 10, 2014 At First Parish Church yesterday we sang a hymn written by Fred Pratt Green in 1970 called “For the Fruits of His Creation.” The words are lovely; the final verse concludes with these: For the wonders that … Continue reading