The long slow lazy days of summer

The long slow lazy days of summer

Fall Newsletter Her pleasure in the walk must arise from the exercise and the day, from the view of the last smiles of the year upon the tawny leaves and withered hedges, and from repeating to herself some few of the thousand poetical descriptions extant of...
Belatedly posting my spring newsletter

Belatedly posting my spring newsletter

My friend Kristine—the genealogist who helped me to search for Sarah in Old New Worlds—sent me this quote from T.S. Eliot’s Four Quartets: East Coker after I lost my sister, Anne, to pulmonary fibrosis three weeks ago. Anne was the one who brought our family’s African...

The Winter Newsletter

A couple of months ago, we were sitting with friends around our dining room table discussing the one thing that might seem the most out of character with our particular personality. My contribution to the conversation was that, despite being introverted, I have chosen...

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