Tag Archives: Boston

9/11 at Walden Pond

Note: This post was originally written on April 13, 2012. Military-formation jets screamed overhead today. The flyover was part of the ceremonies for Boston Red Sox Opening Day.  But that sound will always remind me of September 11, 2001. Everyone … Continue reading

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Late-August Succession of Morning Sounds

A quiet woodsy morning evolves into a wake-up call. Continue reading

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The Muse & the Marketplace 2013

I signed up for a writers conference called “The Muse and the Marketplace,” which takes place this weekend in Boston.  I’ve never been before.   I wonder what it will be like to be surrounded by hundreds of writers?  I’m curious … Continue reading

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Awaiting Hurricane Sandy with a Hebrew Sentence

A blessing for Hurricane Sandy. Continue reading

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Ghost Boat, Part I

Henry David Thoreau secretly studied Biblical Hebrew while he lived in the cabin at Walden Pond. Continue reading

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Sensual Walden Pond

From “The Ponds” chapter of Walden (1854), in which Thoreau describes the water of Walden Pond when there’s no wind and the surface is like glass, or a mirror: Not a fish can leap or an insect fall on the pond … Continue reading

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9/11 at Walden Pond

Military-formation jets screamed overhead today. The flyover was part of the ceremonies for Boston Red Sox Opening Day.  But that sound will always remind me of September 11, 2001. Everyone remembers where they were and what they were doing on … Continue reading

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