Monthly Archives: April 2013

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Radishes.  Bright and cheeering red with bright white inside.  A satisfying crunch reveals a peppery, earthy taste.  I eat them on the side with vinaigrette-dressed green lettuce. At a local cafe.  Four people at the table next to mine order … Continue reading

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Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Travels.  (1) To the Outer Banks.  Stopping at the Roanoke River at Plymouth for a picnic, we learn that the bridge over the Alligator River is closed for repairs.  There will be a two-and-a-half hour detour, south through swampy lands, … Continue reading

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Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Spring.  Grass is green and growing.  Early leaves are taking the place of blossoms of the cherry and apple trees.  Other trees are budding, some are leafing.  There is often the sweet smell of flowering things.  Bees are back.  Light … Continue reading

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Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Fiction.  Ben Mickaelsen, Ghost of Spirit Bear.  As I read my way through Steinbeck, it’s good to pause to read a novel written for young adults.  The book is set in an urban high school in Minneapolis, with problems of … Continue reading

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