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“Beauty in all its forms”

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Artist Jérôme Couëlle died this week. He was an especially lovely man and a regular at the café I worked at as a teenager. My best friend Nancy just sent…

maclear's dad

70 years ago

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My father reporting on July 31, 1960. (Taken from the CBC Archive for the 70th anniversary of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.) “Everywhere, there are cranes. Hundreds of the folded origami paper…

The Specific Ocean

Modeling the subject

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I have mentioned this before but in my twenties I worked for five years for a graphic designer. I had come across a series of very smart, pretty books that…

Kyos's Ocean

The Specific Ocean

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Tomorrow is the publication day for The Specific Ocean—a book born of travel and memory, water and salt, ease and grit. The title came from my youngest son during a…