Monthly Archives: February 2009

Toad Times

There used to be tiny toads in the lawn at the parental home, from spring through fall. The house was a few hundred feet from an estuary on Long Island Sound. They were like little living stones. We didn’t touch … Continue reading

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The Amateur

Calling someone an amateur is a common insult in the USA. But did you know that amateur comes from the French word for lover? An amateur is someone motivated to devote himself to something for the pure love if it. … Continue reading

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