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Friday, May 21, 2010


Karla Johnson and Stewart Roberts, thoughtful and innovative architects

“You can always tell an architect by the shoes,” my sister said once, and she knew, for she’d dated one forever. And she was right. Ruben’s shoes were always attractive and precise, without being showy, the perfect blend of form and function. After meeting husband and wife architects Karla Johnson and Stewart Roberts, I would add the following rule about ...more

Cultural Compass Alternative education?

“The little girl had the making of a poet in her who, being told to be sure of her meaning before she spoke, said, “How can I know what I think till I see what I say?” – Graham Wallas, The Art of Thought ...more

Carlisle Comments : Oh, go climb a tree!

Did you enjoy climbing trees when you were a kid? Think maybe it might still be fun? Any chance your kids would love it too but maybe you don’t have the nerve (or your parent’s benign neglect) to let your children scale to the heights that you dared when you were ten? You might think about trying it again. While we might not have surf, whitewater runs or ...more

Biodiversity Corner Hairy Solomon’s Seal

Spring flowers are in full bloom now in the woods and fields. This week I have seen Pink Lady’s Slipper, Blue-eyed Grass, Fringed Polygala (aka Gaywings), Starflower, Canada Mayflower, May Apple, Buttercups, Bluets, various species of violet, wild Geranium, Jack-in-the Pulpit, Ragged Robin, and wild Columbine. I spent some time in the new trails at Greystone ...more

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