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HAVE PEN, WILL TRAVEL

Home-Thoughts, from Abroad Oh, to be in EnglandNow that April’s there,And whoever wakes in EnglandSees, some morning, unaware,That the lowest boughs and the brushwood sheafRound the elm-tree bole are in tiny leaf,While the chaffinch sings on the orchard boughIn England—now! And after April, when May follows,And the whitethroat builds, and all the swallows!Hark, where my …

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  “… now I say it less in words and more silently in work.” – Vincent van Gogh Today’s commission for FRANCE Magazine finds me searching for wonderful imagery of Arles, France, the town nestled in a beautiful region south of cold, grey Paris, where Vincent van Gogh lived for nearly two prolific years. I …

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“Have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful.” William Morris   Remember when buildings, decor, transport, and machines were built to last longer than the weekly rumble of the recycling truck? I sure do. I lament the mass manufactured invasion of replaceable, temporary, cheap, bland …

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