Archive for July, 2007

Cabbage Head

In 2001, I suffered a touch football accident, falling over a bluff next to the lawn where we were playing, cracking my ribs and puncturing my left lung. After catching a pass, I landed on the ball with one of the ends pointed to my chest, so the ribs shattered rather than broke; fragments were [...]

Irony

Over the past decade, an enormous, extraordinary botanic garden was carved just off the Atlantic Ocean shoreline of Maine’s central coast. Dedicated, risk-taking locals (full-time residents) as well as summer people took on the project when a luxury housing development fell through and the beautiful location became available. With 228 acres on a bluff above [...]

Dream Advisory Board

Fiona Apple Roberts Blossom Jeb Bush (Governor of Florida) James Cotton Blossom Dearie George “Buck” Flower Robert Plant Penelope Tree In Memoriam: Allan Bloom Jack Lemon Waverly Root

Alchemy

Several years ago I saw an exhibition of Aztec art at the Guggenheim Museum in New York City. Having lived in Central America, I looked forward to seeing both familiar objects as well as new ones. But the show far exceeded my expectations. The Mexican government staged a lavish and unprecedented display of unimaginably high [...]