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Mount Auburn Cemetery Stroll

This 174-acre garden cemetery in Cambridge, Massachusetts, is more a keeper of living splendors than storage for the departed. Spectacular specimens of domestic and cultivated trees, shrubs, and flowers line the serpentine paths, and here and there are reflecting ponds or fountains, microcosms of life. 49 more words


Summer: Part I

Justin has been quite busy with rotations this summer, but the last couple of months have been rather unstructured for me. In preparation for my doctoral program–beginning in the fall–I’ve been working my way through a reading list and attempting to strengthen my languages, particularly Coptic. 1,911 more words


Peter Purviance (ca. 1845-17 September 1905)

Peter Purviance was born into slavery in Baltimore, Maryland. On 17 March 1864, he was sold for $250 by Francis B. Lawrenson to Joseph J. Gambrill. 74 more words


Turning and re-turning

I didn’t take any pictures at Mount Auburn Cemetery yesterday, when Seon Joon and I walked there. But I’d taken pictures when A (not her real initial) and I walked at Mount Auburn… 327 more words


A cemetery walk; an accident at the bookstore; a thunderstorm

Today I met Lorianne of Hoarded Ordinaries for a walk through Mount Auburn Cemetery. The cemetery was quiet and beautiful; it felt more like walking through the large park behind my home temple in Korea than a cemetery. 725 more words


Our Shrinking Engineering Legacy

This essay was published in WBUR Cognoscenti on July 2, 2014.

I took a walk with a friend through Mount Auburn Cemetery in Cambridge, Mass., last weekend to enjoy summer’s long days and pleasant weather. 745 more words

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