Author Archives: The Retiring Sort

Do I Really Have My Father’s Eyes?

All my life, I’ve been told I had my father’s eyes. Family lore has it that a complete stranger came up to my mother at a county park when I was a baby, pointed to my rosy cheeks and impossibly … Continue reading

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Symbols of Cities and Lands

Some landmarks are iconic – a single image of them conjures the names of the places they represent. They become symbols of their locations… Like the Louvre and the Eiffel Tower in Paris… The Great Wall of China… Tower Bridge in … Continue reading

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Land Meets Water

In May, my beloved and I went out to the West Coast for a family wedding, and took advantage of the time to do some travel and sightseeing in the Bay area and north.  These are some images from small … Continue reading

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The Ephemeral Nature of Days… and of Gratitude

Morning has broken like the first morning Blackbird has spoken like the first bird Praise for the singing, praise for the morning Praise for them springing fresh from the Word   Sweet the rain’s new fall, sunlit from Heaven Like … Continue reading

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The Value of Connections – MS Awareness Week

Well, I signed on to my blog to do this post, and as it happens, today is the 3rd anniversary of the registration of this blog! It hardly seems possible. In that time, there have been days when I spent … Continue reading

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C’mon Guys, This is Boston!

I went to college in Boston, arguably one of the most resilient cities in the USA. I still go back whenever I can. I love taking the T or just walking the Freedom Trail. I lived in the Back Bay area, … Continue reading

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