One Mendocino Morning

One Mendocino Morning

 [Click on BLUE links for sources and information] How do you know but ev’ry Bird that cuts the airy way, Is an immense world of delight, clos’d by your senses five?   William Blake, The Marriage of Heaven and Hell One Mendocino morning I woke up to the...
The Tree by John Fowles

The Tree by John Fowles

[Click on BLUE links for sources and further information]   For Arbor Day I suggest reading The Tree by John Fowles.  I was introduced to John Fowles by way of The Collector assigned by my college freshman English teacher (Mr. Wexler) many (too many) years ago....
My Zany Valentine

My Zany Valentine

  [Click on BLUE links for sources and information]   On the night of the festival of Lupercalia, in the second year of the reign of Claudius Gothicus, in the 1022nd year since the founding of the city, at the order of Quintus Mimmius, procurator of games,...
A Bit Of An Itch

A Bit Of An Itch

  [Click on BLUE links for sources and information]   And he struck Job with a grievous burning rash from the soles of his feet to the crown of his head. Job: 2-7 [The Wisdom Books: Job, Proverbs, and Ecclesiastes: A Translation with Commentary, Robert...