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This party was for the launch of Jonathan's new book How Many Roads?, but it was also, for us, a symbolic moment to celebrate our first ten years in Montreal and the sense that we have truly settled: we've never... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at the cassandra pages
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(The world) "...will flame out, like shining from shook foil..." Gerard Manley Hopkins Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at the cassandra pages
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On Thursday we left Montreal rather precipitously, planning to attend a 2:00 pm graveside service for an elderly friend the following day in Washington, D.C. After two hours in solid rush hour traffic, trying to get out of the city,... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at the cassandra pages
It's hard for me, too, Rachel -- at any time of year! Blessings and peace to you for your holy days.
Toggle Commented Oct 8, 2014 on Relearning how to slow down at Velveteen Rabbi
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It's finally here! After three years of effort, I'm thrilled to announce that Jonathan's book of photographs of the turbulent years of the late 1960s and early 70s, How Many Roads? is finally launched. In addition to the book's 91... Continue reading
Posted Oct 6, 2014 at the cassandra pages
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My dear friend V. brought these flowers yesterday: how absolutely gorgeous they are! We're at the height of fall color here, with some leaves starting to come down, but other trees still green. Last week brought a string of the... Continue reading
Posted Oct 4, 2014 at the cassandra pages
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Portrait of my husband, pencil on paper, approx. 14" x 10." 1988. We've been going through a lot of old boxes and drawers lately, and I found a bunch of drawings that were nice to see, both for the art... Continue reading
Posted Sep 25, 2014 at the cassandra pages
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Thingvellir, Iceland. In the far distance you can see Skjaldbreiður, ("Broad Shield"), the prototype for all shield volcanos worldwide. Standing in the main rift, Almannagja, which marks the eastern edge of the North American tectonic plate. Three years ago, this... Continue reading
Posted Sep 22, 2014 at the cassandra pages
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What am I looking for in these faces? Often I don't understand the reasons I'm drawn to a subject until much later. But I think I'm reactioning to the world and the news: reminding myself of the ordinariness and beauty... Continue reading
Posted Sep 19, 2014 at the cassandra pages
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Lately -- well, really for the past couple of months -- there's been almost no time to draw or paint, but I did get it together to do this charcoal drawing on Monday. I've been wanting to do a series... Continue reading
Posted Sep 17, 2014 at the cassandra pages
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It's unseasonably cold here in Montreal. We haven't turned on the heat yet, but we're definitely into the fall wardrobe. I had to wear gloves yesterday morning, biking downtown to sing - seems awfully early for that - and there's... Continue reading
Posted Sep 15, 2014 at the cassandra pages
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Page from my London/Iceland journal, fall 2011. Things have been so busy around here, between work deadlines and getting ready to launch J.'s new book (yes! at last!), that I haven't had much time to blog. But here is a... Continue reading
Posted Sep 13, 2014 at the cassandra pages
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from a letter to a close friend: I'm sleeping better now, and yesterday had the joy of singing all day. Why do I feel reluctant before going back to it in the fall, when music is the place ​ --... Continue reading
Posted Sep 8, 2014 at the cassandra pages
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Lake Champlain from the western shore near Westport, looking toward Vermont, last winter. Continue reading
Posted Sep 4, 2014 at the cassandra pages
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A view of Montreal from the upper Plateau. No judgement intended here: I find these "city" and "country" views equally beautiful. Continue reading
Posted Sep 4, 2014 at the cassandra pages
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Yesterday morning while waiting to go sketching with my friend I did a quck drawing at my desk. As is often the case, the areas that first caught my interest (above) ended up being invested with the liveliest line, the... Continue reading
Posted Sep 2, 2014 at the cassandra pages
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Already, almost September, after a beautiful summer. In my weaker moments, I've complained that we spent too much of it in the city, but honestly, the weather in Montreal has been so lovely this year, the trees so green, that... Continue reading
Posted Aug 29, 2014 at the cassandra pages
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Boulder, Stream, and Mossy Rocks. Acrylic on gessoed paper, 10" x 9". Over the past few days I've finally had time to do a little artwork, inspired by our recent stay in the mountains. This isn't a literal interpretation but... Continue reading
Posted Aug 25, 2014 at the cassandra pages
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All of these pictures were taken last weekend near a remote lake in the Green Mountains of Vermont. It was very quiet. We went out on the lake in kayaks, and a loon surfaced about 20 feet from the boat;... Continue reading
Posted Aug 21, 2014 at the cassandra pages
I've been away from Twitter and, somewhat less so, FB, for a number of days. That was partly a choice and partly because I've just been working hard and haven't had time to spend on much else. Today I took... Continue reading
Posted Aug 13, 2014 at the cassandra pages
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All are photos from March, 2014. Continue reading
Posted Aug 12, 2014 at the cassandra pages
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Thank you, K. and G., for the gift of these flowers, and E. for an equally beautiful bouquet of roses and lilies. (My friends know how much I love flowers and plants.) We've been hosts and guests at two dinner... Continue reading
Posted Aug 8, 2014 at the cassandra pages
Notes below...you might prefer to watch the video in fullscreen mode. The Lachine Rapids are a stretch of impassable water in the St. Lawrence River just upstream from the city of Montreal. Jacques Cartier was the first European to discover... Continue reading
Posted Aug 6, 2014 at the cassandra pages
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Last Friday was our 33rd anniversary, and as we usually do, we took the day off and went out for an outdoor adventure. This time we took our bikes to the path along the Lachine Canal, and rode up to... Continue reading
Posted Aug 5, 2014 at the cassandra pages
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Still life with Mounir's ceramic donkey, wedgewood pot, and Turkish tiles. Eid Mubarak to all my Muslim friends. I find myself thinking a lot about what to paint or draw these days. With Gaza and our chaotic world so much... Continue reading
Posted Jul 30, 2014 at the cassandra pages