Month: December 2016

TIME—LOST

  I lost time !  So many plans. So much to accomplish but the late autumn day had slipped away. This was not the first occasion when I had failed to accomplish my goals. Too often, I was beginning to begin—but never beginning. A very human trait. However, a quick look at the clock and I…

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CHESTNUTS ROASTING—

As the early winter sky darkened, clouds hovered overhead and the first flakes of snow drifted gently to earth. Time to set a fire in my blackened brick fireplace. This is not a normal fireplace. Our house has a Rumford, named after the Anglo American physicist Count Rumford. Since the 1790’s the Rumford fireplace has…

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