Tag: winter

Dec 30

For (the sake of) old times…

Auld Lang Syne is well known in the English speaking world and is often sung at New Year’s Eve celebrations. The poem was written by the Scottish poet, Robert Burns. Burns is recognized as Scotland’s greatest bard and this, his greatest poem. Follow the link to this site for “everything you need to know about …

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Dec 20

Duck Breast with Lignon Berries

Lignon berries are not too common in America, but they are often served with wild game in Northern European countries. Last year, I posted this article about duck. It offered a number of ways to cook duck and how to make a basic duck stock as a base for other more complex sauces. This year, …

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Dec 13


In classic art the season of winter is often portrayed as a blustering and bearded, old man. By contrast, the sculpture titled Winter, by Antoine Houdon, is a stark depiction of a woman, bare-bottomed and shoeless with nothing more than a shawl to protect her from the elements. It is shocking to the senses. One …

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Feb 18

Winter scenes

Winter in the Northeast part of the U.S. is a time that offers little color, but there are some scenes of beauty if you dare to venture out into the ice and snow. Here are some pictures to demonstrate that point. ************* DUST OF SNOW by Robert Frost The way a crow Shook down on …

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Dec 06

I awoke today and found a frost perched on the town…

Recently, some of my students have expressed an interest in poetry. First, let us explore and try to learn what poetry is. Some noteworthy poets have proclaimed their definition of what poetry is; Wordsworth (an interesting name for a poet, right?) defined poetry as “the spontaneous overflow of powerful feelings;” Emily Dickinson said. “If I …

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