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JOAN S Soble
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Approaching the "Distant Light"
So already, every once in a while I encounter a work of art that instantly becomes a compelling irritant, a beloved and beckoning itch I can't scratch, something I see out of the corner of my eye that keeps distracting me with sincere but indecipherable pro...
Approaching the "Distant Light"
Approaching the "Distant Light"
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Singing "The Sounding Sea"
Broad Cove, Inverness, Nova Scotia So already, the Unicorn Singers and Broad Cove Chorale, the two South Shore choirs directed by Margo Euler, are in full-throttle preparation mode for our upcoming spring concert . This spring's program will immerse our aud...
Singing "The Sounding Sea"
Singing "The Sounding Sea"
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Stopped Train (A Poem)
At the far end of our yard,       a
chain link fence Scaled by errant morning       glories. Beyond it, a no man’s land Strewn with crushed beer       cans that
glinted in the       sun. Then, the lake that shared      its name with our street. On the lake’...
Stopped Train (A Poem)
Stopped Train (A Poem)
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Nothing Without Art: January 23, 2018--Ignorance and Hope in an Iron Age
"Prepare the Nest Below"** by Scott Ketcham So already, we live in an iron age. I've been thinking that for a while, and I definitely thought a lot about it while I was reading Ann-Marie MacDonald's The Way the Crow Flies: A Novel.* What happens and why is ...
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Nothing Without Art: January 7, 2018--Love Socks
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already, maybe love means never needing to exaggerate. Maybe a list
similes drawn from the known and daily is more than enough to convey "How do I love thee."* Forget "Now I
shout it from the highest hills"**: the worn living room couch suffices
as th...
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Nothing Without Art: January 5, 2018--What the Camera Saw
So already, when it comes to the visual world, l ight changes everything, and light is ever-changing. That's why I almost never walk around my neighborhood--the Wollaston section of Quincy, Massachusetts--without my camera in hand. Usually, what I seek to c...
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Nothing Without Art: January 4, 2018--Joyce's "The Dead"
So
already, the much forecast snow began this morning at 7:10. The winds
picked up, and the blur of still-gentle snow began blunting the edges of dwellings, objects, and vegetation.* As often
happens when snow begins to fall across a broad swath of place...
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Nothing Without Art: January 3, 2018--"Winter Dog"
So already, one day before an impending snowstorm* that already has whipped local newscasters and meteorologists into a frenzy, I write to share an excerpt from a short story by Alastair MacLeod, a Canadian author who was unknown to me six weeks ago. Thus f...
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Nothing Without Art: January 2, 2018
So already, the Peabody School Early Bird Singers* are the artistic inspiration that I report on today. Last evening, they performed at the Inauguration of the Cambridge (MA) School Committee, and they were just plain excellent! I woke up smiling because of...
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Nothing Without Art: January 1, 2018
So already, while
I was looking back over 2017, I became keenly aware of how much the works of
others' imaginations had kept me afloat
during some of the year's darkest moments .  Thus, my January 2018 writing resolution is to blog frequently (and theref...
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