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Polite notice

June 2, 2014

Polite Notice, no parking sign

Not-so-silent spring

May 27, 2014

I feel tremendously lucky
to wake up and hear the
intricate chattering of
multitudes of birds, as if
they’re telling each other
of their dreams dreamt last night
and their plans for the day.

Fortunately, spring is not silent
here in Silver Spring,
where Rachel Carson lived for
many years (while summering in Maine).
This spring, my daughter and I
heard Linda Lear give a talk about
her biography of Ms. Carson
(after the talk was postponed due
to a snowstorm), and the room
was packed with eager listeners.

So Ms. Carson still talks on, with warnings
for those ears who still pay attention,
to our eyes thankful to see bald eagles
in their full-winged reality and not just
in a Google image search,
to our wishes and plans and work
for infinite springs
filled with chattering birds.

Reflection of the shine down

May 23, 2014

photo of an alley in Washington, DC where a puddle reflects light

(photo taken in Washington, DC)

Accursed alley

May 22, 2014

photo of being stuck in an Annapolis, Maryland, alley

(photo taken in Annapolis, Maryland)

Math homework

May 21, 2014

Cartoon about the number of days since the man did his math homework

Round & round

May 15, 2014

cartoon of phrases going round and round

Fear of rejection

May 14, 2014

Fear of rejection cartoon

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