Monthly Archives: May 2015

Auf Wiedersehen, Until Next Time

The German expression auf Wiedersehen seems less final than goodbye in English which implies forever or farewell. The German appears hopeful and means until we see one another again. At the conclusion of both Fulbright experiences in Germany, the Director … Continue reading

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Treasure the Gifts of the Past

With flowers, trees, birds and bees in full bloom now and bustling activity, I reflect this Memorial Day Weekend on family and especially those who have served in the military. Each year my husband puts up hanging flower baskets on … Continue reading

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The Morning Polyphony

The outdoors beckoned to me this morning. As I walked in the wet grass to our gardens, I paused to listen to the birds’ polyphony. The multiplicity of sounds astonished me. Armed with my digital camera, I captured images of … Continue reading

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Merry Month of May

Spring flowers. Warm, sunny days with blue skies. Nostalgia and reminiscing swirl in my head during the merry month of May when both my mother and her mother celebrated birthdays: May 6 for my Irish grandmother and May 14 for … Continue reading

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Spring Signals Hope

After a protracted, arduous winter in Central New York, there are glimpses of spring. The days are getting warmer now. The wonders nature has to offer abound. The daffodils and forsythia smile forth in yellow blossoms. The bright sun beckoned … Continue reading

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