Monthly Archives: October 2015

Oct 28 — “Lovely as the roses are, I might rather hide huddled in a cave”

Wednesday October 28  “My life overflows with Death’s toll” Ordinarily, when people come to the Jesuit Residence for a few days of stillness and prayer, the house welcomes them with just that, stillness and hospitality that makes a place for … Continue reading

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Oct 26 – Hurrahing in the Harvest – Gerard Manley Hopkins

Monday, October 26  —  {Brilliant sun today.  Autumn’s winsome beauty —> sun rises at 7:59 and sets at 6:36: each day a little shorter and the sun a little lower in the sky, sunrise a little farther to the south.}. … Continue reading

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Oct 23 – Autumn’s russet colors

Friday, October 23  “not grandeur,  nor fear . . .  affection” Pretty much everyone I know around here is slamming work these days, the heavy equipment pushing and growling as skilled workers build the university’s new main entrance on 6 … Continue reading

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Oct 21 – Mary Oliver at 80

Wednesday, October 21  “the world offers itself to your imagination” I happened on Krista Tippett interviewing Mary Oliver on npr’s  “On Being” this afternoon.   Oliver’s poetry often visits this list.  That tipped me, for tomorrow morning’s post, to “Wild … Continue reading

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Oct 19 – two long marriages

Monday October 19  – ”          not because mind and memory falter, but . . . ” Mid October, a brisk, chilly, breath-taking weekend across the whole city and more.  Now a new work week.  Friday’s post was hard, a close … Continue reading

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W H Auden – “Refugee Blues”

Friday, October 16 — “So Joseph got up and, taking the child and his mother with him, left that night for Egypt . . .” Matthew 2: 14 While driving around my neighborhood yesterday, I heard on NPR a set … Continue reading

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Oct 14 – “Remember When Waking”

Wednesday October 14 — “What you can plan is too small for you to live” Opening a book of poetry.  Turning pages until a poem catches your attention, stopping to read out loud.   Pretty good way to start a … Continue reading

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Oct 12 – breathing and hot air balloons

Monday  October 12,  “Breathing is the most ancient language” I missed posting on Friday, the pace of interaction at the annual meeting of The Society for the History of Technology, this year in Albuquerque, old historians like myself, and lots … Continue reading

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Oct 7 – Grace Lee Boggs + October 5 at age 100

Wednesday, October 7,   “If there’s any image of her that’s lasting, it’s not of her talking, it’s of her listening to people.” Shea Powell, Oakland University One of Detroit’s compelling leaders died over the weekend at age 100.  Many readers … Continue reading

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Oct 5 – ” Gone to the fields to be lovely . . . ” “And you — what of your rushed and useful life?”

Monday October 5    “Make no mistake. Of course your work will always matter. . . .    Yet  .  .  .  .  “ We posted Lynn Ungar’s poem, “Camas Lillies,” a year ago in September.  As the weekend’s weather change ushers … Continue reading

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