• Seeing Is Believing

    À la recherche du temps perdu

    By: Charles Giuliano - Aug 05th, 2015

    How long does it take to look at a work of art and remember it, or not, forever?

  • Turtles

    The Shell Game

    By: Melissa de Haan Cummings - Aug 24th, 2015

    Taking your home with you.

  • Troy

    Hubris Undone

    By: Charles Giuliano - Aug 24th, 2015

    Mighty Achilles was invulnerable. Guided by the gods the arrow of Paris, the seducer beloved by Aphrodite, crippled the warrior

  • Root Beer

    Beach Bunnies

    By: Melissa de Haan Cummings - Aug 25th, 2015

    Root beer tricks at the beach.

  • Early Fall

    Just a Correction

    By: Charles Giuliano - Aug 27th, 2015

    Lazy last days of summer laced with agita. On the beach with an anxious eye on eroding nest egg out with the tide.

  • Econo Class

    Europe on the Cheap

    By: Charles Giuliano - Aug 31st, 2015

    The thrill is gone traveling to Europe cattle car class. Replicating the steerage passages of our immigrant ancestors. Quality of life dim on el cheapo airlines.

  • Low Tide

    Rooms with a View

    By: Charles Giuliano - Aug 31st, 2015

    During our visit to childhood haunts they knocked down a building blocking the view. Improved at least for now.

  • Prodigal

    Growing Up Absurd in Annisquam

    By: Charles Giuliano - Sep 02nd, 2015

    Returning to the roots of adolescence in the social and political cul de sac of Annisquam.

  • Norman's Woe

    On the Rocks Off Gloucester

    By: Charles Giuliano - Sep 02nd, 2015

    Mostly the mega rich fantasy architects Sleeper and Hammond lavishly entertained their male friends. From the Castle is seen Norman's Woe which inspired Longfellow's Wreck of the Hesparus.

  • Manet


    By: Charles Giuliano - Sep 02nd, 2015

    Flynn ancestors landed in Canada. Worked quarries south to New Hampshire then Rockport.

  • Soft Corduroy

    Here Comes the Sun

    By: Melissa de Haan Cummings - Sep 06th, 2015

    Sunrise red paints the topside of a white cabin cruiser.

  • Susan Hall

    Phantoms of the Opera

    By: Charles Giuliano - Sep 07th, 2015

    During a holiday visit to New York critic Susan Hall treated me to nose bleed seats at the Met for Aida.

  • Harvest Moon

    Pillow Talk

    By: Charles Giuliano - Sep 08th, 2015

    Following my poetry reading at the Annisquam Village Library the cousins lingered. We enjoyed a rare gathering that was not a wedding or funeral. As the Irish tend to do we formed a circle and swapped outrageous tales. Topped by Kevin's account of the rigors of driving his dad, the cantankerous Judge A.E. Flynn, from Florida to his summer home in East Gloucester.

  • Judge and Jury

    It Pays to Be Different

    By: Charles Giuliano - Aug 24th, 2015

    The world is not flat he told a court of skeptics. Then sailed off to a new world.

  • To the Brave Artist Richard Harrington,

    Author of Harrington’s Geometries, Finite Infinities

    By: Stephen Rifkin - Aug 22nd, 2015

    The North Adams based poet Stephen Rifkin responds to an exhibition of the abstract geometric sculptures of Berkshire artist Richard Harrington.

  • Soft Sticky Morning

    A Reverie

    By: Melissa de Haan Cummings - Aug 19th, 2015

    Waxing poetic in the morning.

  • Path Finder

    Ad Astra Per Aspera

    By: Charles Giuliano - Aug 06th, 2015

    A man needs room to live and breathe.

  • Mr. B. B.

    Ain't Nothin but a Hound Dog

    By: Charles Giuliano - Aug 10th, 2015

    Sometimes animals have a way of adopting us. More than just a dog B.B. King was a worldly wise hipster and friend.

  • Bookends

    Waiting for the Show

    By: Bookends - Aug 11th, 2015

    In the lobby waiting for the show stuck between ambient conversation, laments of age and disease, proved to be more memorable than the play itself.

  • Mondo Cane

    Good, Bad, and Ugly

    By: Charles Giuliano - Aug 11th, 2015

    From Mr. B.B. to Billis going to the dogs.

  • Pizza

    Slice of Life

    By: Melissa de Haan Cummings - Aug 11th, 2015

    Pennies for pizza.

  • Fog

    Cat Crawls In

    By: Melissa de Haan Cummings - Aug 11th, 2015

    By a quarry and poison ivy.

  • Siesta to Semester

    End to Lazy Days of Summer

    By: Charles Giuliano - Aug 13th, 2015

    Few jobs offer more vacation time than teaching. But the approach of Labor Day and back to school filled me with dread starting on the Fourth of July. By then summah was ovah.

  • Crushed

    Transforming Judds into Chamberlains

    By: Charles Giuliano - Aug 14th, 2015

    How rejected galvanized metal cubes by the artist Donald Judd were transformed into vintage sculptures by John Chamberlain.

  • Saints

    Relics and Miracles.

    By: Charles Giuliano - Aug 17th, 2015

    When a kid in chapel at Mt. Alvernia many a time we kissed the relics. Little slivers of saints under glass. Cures for whatever and forgiveness of sin.

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