Category Archives: Art

Thoughts on “Don’t Stay In School”

The other night I told my friend Katharine about David Brown’s scathing rebuke of education in England. She experienced the English school system herself. To my surprise, she confirmed important parts of his critique. When my 15 year old son … Continue reading

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Epiphany at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston

Yesterday at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston I stood before this painting more than any other. It is called Museum Epiphany III by Warren Prosperi (2012). It didn’t take me long to realize the painting, the only modern … Continue reading

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Thornton Wilder’s Our Town Bugs Me

Cora Koop and I attended the production of Our Town at Northern Stage in White River Junction, Vermont this week. Excellent production; top tier directing and acting. If at all possible, see it before its final performance, October 31, 2015. … Continue reading

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#TBT Organic

“I want to be a part of something bigger than myself.” I hear this more and more lately, an expression of our natural desire to know meaning and purpose in our lives.  Granted, some people seem to be satisfied to … Continue reading

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The Art of Conversation at the Thanksgiving Table

Classical Conversations just republished an article of mine on Throwback Thursday, that widely popular gift to harried editors.  They get a reprieve from chasing down temperamental writers one day a week, and good articles get another airing. A few years … Continue reading

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Thoughts on “A Snowy Evening”

Rain falls on the tin roof outside my office window. No snow tonight; it isn’t even in the forecast for the week. Nevertheless, I am thinking of snow, as I have been reading Robert Frost’s “Stopping by Woods on a … Continue reading

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The Open Bridge

It is cold outside. In fact, the forecast for this week is for highs and lows all below freezing.  While it was around 25 degrees this afternoon, I took my bike out for a short ride because, like nearly every … Continue reading

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Organic

“I want to be a part of something bigger than myself.” I hear this more and more lately, an expression of our natural desire to know meaning and purpose in our lives.  Granted, some people seem to be satisfied to … Continue reading

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