Gumdrop Moon

Different cultures have different names for the full moons of the year, and January’s is called anything from Wolf Moon to Snow Moon to Winter Moon to Moon of the Terrible. But the moon that rose over Lake Geneva last night, caught here as we drove across Mont Blanc Bridge, was nothing so fearsome as…

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A Pulled Thread

Today dawned a thin pale sky against a white landscape, the kind of winter day which is hard to tell from any other, and where the hours from dawn to dusk look much the same. I was thinking that if I didn’t have a clock and a calendar, I wouldn’t have any idea where I…

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