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Building a Fire

Message at Durham Friends Meeting, November 17, 2019 As the days shorten and grow colder, I find myself eyeing the woodpile and the fireplace. I find myself thinking of fires to come.  I was a Boy Scout:  it was an … Continue reading

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Learning to Drive

Message at Durham Friends Meeting, May 19, 2019 We celebrated my Dad’s 100th birthday two weeks ago.  He wasn’t with us; he died in 1990.  But I made him a cake and we celebrated his good life. He taught me … Continue reading

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A River of Migrants

The fall 2018 migrant caravan seeking to cross into Mexico from Guatemala.

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Rivers of Lava

Lava streams down from the Anak Krakatau (“Child of Krakatoa”) volcano during an eruption as seen from Rakata Island in Lampung province, Indonesia, on July 19, 2018.  From The Atlantic, 2018: The Year in Volcanic Activity

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Ralph Waldo Emerson, The River

The River Ralph Waldo Emerson, 1803 – 1882 And I behold once more My old familiar haunts; here the blue river, The same blue wonder that my infant eye Admired, sage doubting whence the traveller came,— Whence brought his sunny bubbles ere he … Continue reading

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Two Bridges in Winter

Two bridges spanning the Androscoggin River connecting Brunswick to Topsham.  In front is the pedestrian-only Swinging Bridge, a suspension bridge originally built in 1892.  Behind is the Black Bridge, a 1909 Warren Through Truss Bridge constructed to carry rail cars … Continue reading

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Cathance River, November 2018

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