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The history of grasses — a timeline

Snow’s melting in Berrien County, Michigan, showing the winter wheat greening up, March 22, 2014 [Photo, Micki Glueckert] The dates given in this timeline are the best approximations available at the time of publication (March 25, 2014). One hundred million … Continue reading

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Sicilian artichoke and tuna stew  

  Artichokes, Santa Cruz News. After Pablo Neruda Find a tuna among the market vegetables, a solitary man of war. Pair it with artichokes, their sides burnished as grenades. Take them in your market basket, home to the deep soup … Continue reading

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Why the Magi brought gifts

              Christmas gifts of years past. [Note — this was written in mid-December, as I was busy wrapping gifts for dozens of friends and family members, for charities and hostesses. It is now late January. … Continue reading

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Anchorage snowstorm, December 14, 2013

View from the front of our house. Sounds like most of our friends are getting enough snow for a white Christmas. Just in case Anchorageites were feeling that theirs was a little grubby and worn out, we got about a … Continue reading

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April 7, 2010 — Hotel Carolina and Kerameikos, Athens

April 7, 2010: Kerameikos, and a new hotel A graffitied wall, and the Parthenon on the Acropolis. Jim says: “It’s Thursday, and we checked out of the Athens Studios and checked into the Hotel Carolina, a little trepidatiously since it sounds so much … Continue reading

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April 1, 2010 — Getting to Greece

The Parthenon from the Keraimekos Cemetery in Athens. Getting there is half the fun                                 April 1, 2010, midday We have gotten as far as the Milan airport – it’s a gray day – … Continue reading

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March 30, 2010 — Seeing the ancient Greeks in New York

  New York, New York, what a wonderful town The flowers are up, and the rain is down . . . Manhattan street in the rain. That was the scene in Manhattan yesterday, with sheets of rain driven by a … Continue reading

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March 29, 2010 — Getting ready for Greece

The island and city of Poros, taken from the ferry — what we were looking forward to seeing. . . . Just getting to Greece is an adventure. Here are the first few installments of our travelogue for the Athens trip, … Continue reading

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April 4, 2010 — Athenian Easter

 April 4, 2010: Athenian Easter and other notes from Jim and Teri A street in the Plaka, the old section of Athens. At the top of the Acropolis is the Parthenon. The trees are just getting their spring leaves, and the sun is … Continue reading

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Tower Bridge to Greenwich — November 25, 2011

On Thursday evening, plotting out our Friday doings, I picked up 25 London Walks. We wanted to take the boat to Greenwich, but this book suggested walking the distance — between four and five and a half miles, it said, from Tower Bridge. … Continue reading

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