The Sun Will Rise: April

1962: 21,000 Miles

March has come in like a lion and the experience has grown evermore complex. The giant storm is now far out at sea, but it’s influence continues. Jamaica Plain suffered much damage. We are now in our third day without heat at 39 Saint John Street. Something I enjoy about this situation. Taken back to…

The Storm

“Most dangerous storm of the winter,”  Governor Baker………..”Worst storm in my lifetime,”  Senior Citizen, South Shore Jamaica Plain suffered much damage.  Our home at 39 St. John Street had a very close call.  A 60 foot tall Norway Maple fell across St. John Street into our neighbor’s front yard.  If the the maple tree had fallen directly…

1958: Discovering Jamaica Pond

Today, March 1, 2018, was one more uncanny experience at Jamaica Pond as the Sun rose as a great golden ball sending beams of life across the waters.  Thinking back on January and February, my daily visits grasped me as experiences which have provided a new dimension of understanding, for myself and the world. The…

The Fog Day

Today was a radical departure from “the fog” at The Pond yesterday… The above was written last evening.  Very challenging days for multiple reasons. Before presenting some of these challenges, let me focus on the three days at The Pond, beginning with Tuesday, the 23: This was the first “Fog Day” of the year at…

1958: Cornell to Boston and a Cold Drizzle

Report from The Pond: A cold drizzle with overcast skies created a chilly feel to the day, which under ordinary circumstance might have brought feelings of a somber silence amidst the frozen  lake with melted snow on the ice covered pone.  However, the morning sunrises during the majority of January’s 21 days have been so…

1950’s: From Westfield to Boston via Cornell

From Westfield, New Jersey, to Maine to Cornell  to Boston:  1952 -1059 Leaving Cornell University and traveling to my new home in Boston had many challenges.  Never thought I would live in a city.  My first college was the University of Maine, a long distance from home n Westfield, New Jersey, a suburban , primarily middle…