Monthly Archives: June 2007

Dog Years : A Memoir

Dog Years is poet Mark Doty’s story of his two dogs, Arden and Beau, and their shared joys and sorrows. Mark and Arden are living alone with Mark’s lover Wally, who is dying of AIDS, when Mark decides to get … Continue reading

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Born on a Blue Day : A Memoir

Born on a Blue Day is the story of Daniel Tammett, a young man with an extraordinary mind. He has a rare combination of Asperger’s Syndrome and synesthesia, a condition which blurs the usual distinctions between the senses. In his … Continue reading

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Sólfar: The Sun Voyager

Sólfar is a sculpture in Reykjavík, Iceland. This semi-abstract work by Jón Gunnar Árnason represents the original Viking settlers arriving in longboats. I first saw this work in November, 2000, on my first visit to Iceland. I took a few … Continue reading

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The Friendly Toast

In my family, we celebrate special occasions with a trip to the Friendly Toast in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, where it’s always breakfast time, and great food is served in enormous portions. You can get vegetarian and/or vegan versions of just … Continue reading

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