An extraordinary man

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I’ve spent the past week reading two books, The Fifth Woman, by Swedish writer Henning Mankell, author of the Wallender series, and The Invention of Nature: Alexander von Humboldt and the New World, by Andrea Wulf, science writer extraordinaire. I’m … Continue reading

Poppy Day

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Today is David’s brother’s birthday (1919).  His mom’s birthday was yesterday (1900, or 1899 under the Julian calendar)  and his dad’s birthday the ninth of November (1888). His dad and mom met in Irkutsk Siberia when dad served with the … Continue reading

Mom and me

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I awoke this morning, thinking of my Mom. Tomorrow is Mother’s day and she’s been gone for over forty years, but I think of her quite often, perhaps every day.  I disappointed my poor Mom because I just missed being … Continue reading