A Little Loss

Since I arrived in Edinburgh to work [in 1990, OMG where does the time go?] I have lived by the Meadows, and frequently shopped in a very particular local street, Argyll Place. This is a street of small shops, and enterprising stores, like the Bicycle Place, Kong, the Thai/chinese restaurant, the New Leaf (organic foods). … More A Little Loss

It feels like spring

I arrived in Edinburgh 4 days ago. It feels like Edinburgh spring, sort of grey, bit of rain, not a lot of bright light, but just look at the crocus everywhere, and some early blossom. And, it is warm (after this year’s New England winter) warm is very good.

The Greatest Gift

I am having a Mary Oliver moment … or two … or three. Her poetry is a joy.     What is the Greatest Gift? by Mary Oliver, in Red Bird What is the greatest gift? Could it be the world itself¬†–¬†the oceans, the meadowlark,   the patience of the trees in the wind? Could it … More The Greatest Gift