Monthly Archives: November 2014


for John Philip Barker, 1930-2014 Just because this poem is set in autumn doesn’t mean it’s about death though my uncle is dying in our ancestral flatlands rusted over with leaves corn just gray stumps under leaden clouds Children die … Continue reading

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James S. Sherman

(Originally visited 23 August 1997.) The usual pattern for traveling to these graves is to find some reason to visit someone who happens to live near a grave or two. That way the people think I’m just being social, when, … Continue reading

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Yesterday I was invited to join the ad-free social network Ello. So far I really like what I see and that’s not just because we have similar tastes in gray. The design is sleek and content rich and did I … Continue reading

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Blackberry Bramble

I remember the first time I met Andy Zeman, owner and vintner at Benjamin Vineyards & Winery, in the Saxapahaw Farmers’ Market not long after I moved to North Carolina in 2007. I told him that I enjoyed sweet red … Continue reading

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Theodore Roosevelt

(Originally visited 16 December 1998, nearly sixteen years ago!) These pictures were taken on my second visit to Oyster Bay. The photos from my first visit never came out only because I gave the partially taken roll of film to … Continue reading

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