Monthly Archives: March 2012

One Tree, Three Trees

I am learning the art and craft of bonsai.  I have one tree in training, a dwarf cultivar of the Chinese elm (ulmus parvifloria yatsubusu). This makes me a novice, gaining fundamental competence. Although I have little practical experience in … Continue reading

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What Would You Run to Do?

I was new to college at the time of this story.  New to the academic life of reading, assignments, homework, papers and tests. And new–really new–to discovering the joy of learning. The class: ancient history, taught by a bona fide … Continue reading

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