Welcome to Quo Vadis

“We shall not cease from exploration

And the end of all our exploring

Will be to arrive where we started

And know the place for the first time.”   T.S. Eliot, Four Quartets

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A Tree Falls

“Here is a quick and generally reliable rule to follow. If people have always said it, it is probably true; it is the distilled wisdom of the ages. If people have not always said it, but everybody is saying it now, it is…

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The Essence of the Thing

“Set aside all the muddle of your fears and desires, your resentment, your self-opinion, your politics, whatever. Look at that child. That was you, that was me.” Dr. Anthony Esolen, “Let the Beautiful Creature Live.” I’ve been busy writing letters to the editors…

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Uncontrolled

“Sometimes you win, sometimes you lose, sometimes it rains.” Nuke LaLooch (played by Tim Robbins) in Ron Shelton’s screenplay for “Bull Durham”  Kim Crocker, a volunteer at the Sachuest National Wildlife Refuge   near us, reported a tale that reminded me of the rule…

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Snow Ball Fights: Passion and Peril

“The aging process has you firmly in its grasp if you never get the urge to throw a snowball.” Doug Larson In the beginning, there were snowball fights after every storm, even though they presently are illegal in eight towns in Rhode Island,…

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All of Nature is God’s Art

“All of Nature is God’s Art”  Attributed to Dante Alighieri. “Live in each season as it passes; breathe the air, drink the drink, taste the fruit, and resign yourself to the influence of the earth.”  Henry David Thoreau, Walden A local townsperson from…

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