Monthly Archives: March 2012

Good-by to All That…

For the last eleven years, late March or early April brought a special thrill to my morning walks – the blossoming of the six English Hawthorn trees outside the U.S. Naval Academy‘s Main Gate. Among the trees a modest marker and bronze … Continue reading

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Don’t Fence Me In!

“Good fences make good neighbors.” I’ve heard that line quoted so often –  usually with an undertone of moral rectitude – “I know what is best here, where the line should be drawn.” But there’s an ironic twist to our affection … Continue reading

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Simple Pleasures

Let me begin my blog with music.  Have you heard Paul McCartney‘s version of the 1935 show tune, “I’m Gonna Sit Right Down and Write Myself a Letter” ? In addition to the pleasures of  his singular voice, instrumentation and phrasing, … Continue reading

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