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Birthday letter to an old friend

“I was born in ’69, ma’am. I was born in ’69.” Dearest, I mildly remember Watergate, and when someone gifted Ronald Reagan with a white Arabian stallion.  I was furious.  The explosion of the Challenger and of Mt. St. Helens.  And … Continue reading

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On new friendship in the greenhouse

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On field journals:

Creating the fictional entomological field journals of my many-times great grandfather Capt. Hale, along with his entire entomological collection.  Gratification, as it lets me combine long-time interests in insects, 17th century three-dimensional embroidery, 13th c. Iranian miniature illuminated manuscripts, monasticism, sailing … Continue reading

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