Monthly Archives: August 2016

GARDENING AND DEPRESSION

Gardening for many people is a cure for depression, a calming and even cheering activity.  That is true for me except towards the end of August, when the angle of light changes,  the echinacea dries out, daylily blooms give way to wrinkly … Continue reading

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THE CHARM OF FISHING

“The charm of fishing is that it is the pursuit of what is elusive but attainable, a perpetual series of occasions for hope.”                            —John Buchan, Scottish politician … Continue reading

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ONLY A FEW FRIENDS

All anyone needs is three to five close friends. This surprising (to me) information comes via Kate Murphy’s New York Times piece, Do Your Friends Actually Like You? That title caught my attention because it hadn’t occurred to me that … Continue reading

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PHOTOGRAPHY AND STORY

The best thing about great photography is that it tells a story without words. It may set the stage for different stories, but that’s not important. The crucial part is that the photo “says” something for every viewer, something that … Continue reading

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FAST FRIENDS

There are many kinds of friends: old friends and new, childhood friends, false friends, school friends and fast friends. Last week my husband and I had the pleasure of making fast friends, or, more specifically, making friends fast. We spent … Continue reading

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