My avatar is actually a kaleidoscope. Its Greek meaning is “observation of beautiful forms,” which is how I think of myself, I am an observer of…
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Tomorrow I will be returning to the place that used to be the Rensing Center during its final days of official existence. So I want to share something…
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Both Fictional and in Reality
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Acts of unkindness are like brands upon the soul, which a thousand subsequent acts of kindness cannot remove. I remembered such an act when I went to…
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Things were going well for me at Oxford. As I wrote to my mother, “I have been nominated as one of four graduate students to sit on the Joint Hebdomadal…
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I had not explored the Sheep’s Meadow that lies between Christ Church College and the River Thames nor walked the towpath along the river to Iffley…
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As it happens, today is my birthday. So I am going to revisit the events of my 34th birthday on Friday, January 30, 1987, and the day after. “My…
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Anyone entering graduate school knows that there are various points in the process where you can fail. Oxford was no different. When I entered graduate…
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As mentioned in an earlier newsletter, I have been compiling a family and friends cookbook. I tried nearly all of the 233 recipes and they are fanastic…
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April 25, 1987
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When I was a child in Sturgis, Michigan, I made small baskets out of construction paper and glued on the handles. On May morning, I took the baskets out…
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Halloween was not celebrated in England in 1987. This has changed over the past thirty-five years. Today more than one hundred UK Halloween events are…
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