Monthly Archives: July 2020

More at The Carle, the Art of Maira Kalman, and “Fireboat”

After visiting the Angels exhibition at the Eric Carle Museum, I viewed the art of Maira Kalman. I knew this dog, at least I thought I did.  While there was something familiar here, I had to admit I don’t really … Continue reading

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A New Exhibit, Eric Carle’s Art Comes Full Circle…and More

After months of having to close its doors to the public, the Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art in Massachusetts has reopened.  I was thrilled.  The number of visitors and safety procedures were controlled, yet the experience was full … Continue reading

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The Sky, and Really Talking

A hot night and a beautiful sky. We dangled our feet in the water and looked up. The wonder and conversation began. The quarter moon a few days ago is now a half moon. Did the first caveman watch the … Continue reading

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Look Up, Look Down

We can all take a lesson from children.  They notice everything.  They look up, and they look down.  They stop to look, really look, and to wonder.  They remember what they see, and if an adult is around they ask … Continue reading

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Inhale and Exhale of Timeless.

Originally posted on ram H singhal quotes:
Sunrise and Sunset are inhale and exhale of Time . Love and Happiness are inhale and exhale of Timeless. Love all. (c) ram H singhal

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Thank You to the Eric Carle Museum, and Kate DiCamillo’s New Book.

Just before the pandemic hit, the Eric Carle Museum asked me if they could include in their quarterly newsletter my story, my blog post, about visiting the museum and hearing author Kate DiCamillo speak. Yes!  Of course, yes! They enjoy … Continue reading

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“Hitch Hiking” 196 Blocks Through New York’s Central Park! Peering Into Alfred Hitchcock’s “Rear Window!”

Originally posted on johnrieber:
“Hitch Hiking” Through The Urban Jungle! My wife Alex came up with the idea of “Hitch Hiking” – a cool hike followed by a classic Hitchcock thriller – and as we are all living a #quarantinelife,…

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My Happy Garden of Children

Today the flowers in my garden, my children, are happy. You might spot a fish or two. They are the caretakers.       Jennie

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Current News – Lee Greenwood & the Air Force Band Singing Sergeants

Originally posted on Pacific Paratrooper:
? Home Free – Greenwood & the Air Force Band Singing Sergeants ? The traditional rendition of country music singer Lee Greenwood’s iconic “God Bless the U.S.A.,” already has a broad appeal as an uplifting…

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The Purple Snapdragon

Dear Purple Snapdragon, Your stalk grew too tall. You fell over every day. I cradled you and propped you up. Nothing worked.  Nothing helped. Finally I let you go. I put you in the garden to fend for yourself. I … Continue reading

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