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          Early, early springtime in Manhattan: a walk in Battery Park

          February 28th, 2017|1 Comment

          I feel guilty when I take my phone out on a walk, and tell myself that "it's really

          Valerie Fletcher Eliot, born this day in 1926

          August 17th, 2016|0 Comments

          Today would be Valerie Fletcher Eliot’s 90th birthday. I’ve been thinking about the reserved girl whose schoolmates I’ve

          The article I wrote for Valerie Eliot about novelist Djuna Barnes

          July 26th, 2016|0 Comments

          Valerie Eliot agonized about writing anything. It drove me crazy. There was, for example, a footnote about a

          The rapturous consciousness of life beyond self

          December 28th, 2015|0 Comments

          I decided to reread the novel Middlemarch by George Eliot because it is considered one of the great

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          Whole-fruit marmalade

          We often order a box of grapefruit at Christmas. I had opened the last jar of homemade marmalade in early December and it is also the season in Florida for Seville oranges, the ugly, bitter fruit that produces a delicious preserve. I’ve discovered that it improves with aging. That last jar I was finishing was five years old and had

          Early, early springtime in Manhattan: a walk in Battery Park

          I feel guilty when I take my phone out on a walk, and tell myself that "it's really just a camera." Taking photos like this one, taken yesterday along the Hudson at Battery Park, isn't something I'll give up. But as I walk I hear conversations, or halves of conversations, and find myself sad to think that maybe a quarter

          2802, 2017

          Early, early springtime in Manhattan: a walk in Battery Park

          February 28th, 2017|1 Comment

          I feel guilty when I take my phone out on a walk, and tell myself that "it's really just a camera." Taking photos like this one, taken yesterday along the Hudson at

          1708, 2016

          Valerie Fletcher Eliot, born this day in 1926

          August 17th, 2016|0 Comments

          Today would be Valerie Fletcher Eliot’s 90th birthday. I’ve been thinking about the reserved girl whose schoolmates I’ve visited in different parts of England over the past two years. I have met

          2802, 2017

          Early, early springtime in Manhattan: a walk in Battery Park

          February 28th, 2017|1 Comment

          I feel guilty when I take my phone out on a walk, and tell myself that "it's really just a camera." Taking photos like this one, taken yesterday along the Hudson at

          1708, 2016

          Valerie Fletcher Eliot, born this day in 1926

          August 17th, 2016|0 Comments

          Today would be Valerie Fletcher Eliot’s 90th birthday. I’ve been thinking about the reserved girl whose schoolmates I’ve visited in different parts of England over the past two years. I have met

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          Early, early springtime in Manhattan: a walk in Battery Park

          February 28th, 2017|1 Comment

          I feel guilty when I take my phone out on a walk, and tell myself that "it's really just a camera." Taking photos like this one, taken yesterday along the Hudson at Battery Park, isn't

          Valerie Fletcher Eliot, born this day in 1926

          August 17th, 2016|0 Comments

          Today would be Valerie Fletcher Eliot’s 90th birthday. I’ve been thinking about the reserved girl whose schoolmates I’ve visited in different parts of England over the past two years. I have met wonderful old ladies

          The article I wrote for Valerie Eliot about novelist Djuna Barnes

          July 26th, 2016|0 Comments

          Valerie Eliot agonized about writing anything. It drove me crazy. There was, for example, a footnote about a reference to “charflappers” in a letter from T. S. Eliot (TSE) to his American publisher Scofield Thayer

          The rapturous consciousness of life beyond self

          December 28th, 2015|0 Comments

          I decided to reread the novel Middlemarch by George Eliot because it is considered one of the great depictions of community life, and when I read it last, probably as a teenager, I wasn't thinking