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Confessions of a Northwesterner in New England

I meant to title this “Confessions of a New-New Englander” but since I’ve only been here for about two months I don’t think I qualify for the title. 437 more words


Twenty-three years ago, I blew off my master’s convocation ceremony and went wandering around a cemetery with a young lady. While hundreds gathered on the brick-ringed lawn of the academic quad at Tufts University to march through the glowing gates of new adult life, R. 746 more words

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Birding Mount Auburn in Springtime

I strolled by the old Granary Burying Ground on Tremont Street in Boston on the way to the Park Street Station.  My final destination on this early spring morning was Mount Auburn Cemetery, but I couldn’t help comparing the two burial grounds.   795 more words


american sphinx

The American Sphinx is located in Mount Auburn Cemetery in Cambridge, MA. Commissioned and designed by Jacob Bigelow, founder of the cemetery, the sphinx was sculpted by Martin Milmore. 116 more words


Mount Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge, MA

A Weather-Eroded Marble Eagle Roosting on Top of a Granite Monument at Mount Auburn Cemetery in Cambridge, MA


A prayer for today

O God:

Give me strength to live another day;
Let me not turn coward before its difficulties
or prove recreant to its duties;

Let me not lose faith in other people; 232 more words

Photo Adventure: Mount Auburn Cemetery with Matthew

Back when it wasn’t nasty out, my friend Matthew and I took a trip to Mount Auburn Cemetery to take some photos. You can see Matthew’s work (as well as some amazing poetry) on Instagram here.