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From Bahston with Love: Kin, Kennedy, and How it Rolls in Southie

Twelve months ago, I said goodbye to Cortona, Italy. Another travel season is nearly over. Last summer Alaska, New York, Paris, and Italy. This summer — the west, especially Montana then Minneapolis, Wisconsin, and Boston. Significantly different experiences, but equal fodder … Continue reading

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Day 339: Something Beautiful—Conviction

Something Beautiful is a self-imposed initiative to find a visual feast for each day of the year. There are a number of things that are beautiful about the late Nelson Mandela. That he did not paint himself a saint. That … Continue reading

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Day 335: Something Beautiful—The Winter Garden—Part 2

Something Beautiful is a self-imposed initiative to find a visual feast for each day of the year. While at a local nursery scouting for end of season bushes for my garden, the first holiday flourishes arrived. The deep, abundant red … Continue reading

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Day 218: Something Beautiful—Gadan Songzanlin Temple

Something Beautiful is a self-imposed initiative to find a visual feast for each day of a year. Gadan Songzanlin Temple. Once home to the Dalai Lama. Spectacular in its own right. And set in magnificent landscape of spectacular mountains. James Hilton’s … Continue reading

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Day 22: Something Beautiful-Blanco and Rivera

Richard Blanco’s recitation of his poem paying tribute to the country on the occasion of the inaugural was a blend of beautiful words, beautifully offered. I could not help but think of the artistry of the latino cultural and the strong, … Continue reading

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Defining Moments

Deciding to write anything about the horror of Newtown last week was a struggle. I did not want to add to the media glut, minutiae, and redundancy. Sunday a dear friend who taught small children during his career called. He … Continue reading

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