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December 19, 2017
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General Kohler

Somewhere out in my yard, General Köhler lies sleeping peacefully under a light blanket of snow.  I expect he is snoring, or would be, if he were not a hyacinth bulb waiting for the earth to warm up next spring. … Continue reading

February 1, 2016
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And the Winner Is…

It’s “red carpet season”—at least in the media. Every week, celebrities gather to watch and/or receive the Golden Globe, Screen Actors Guild, People’s Choice or any of the thousand other awards that lead up to the Academy Awards. Many of … Continue reading

October 12, 2015
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Book Review: Chasing the Rose by Andrea di Robilant

Italian writer Andrea di Robilant has long been a man in search of the past. He mined a rich vein of family history in Lucia: A Venetian Life in the Age of Napoleon, the 2008 biography of his ancestor Lucia … Continue reading

September 8, 2015
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Timely and Timeless: A Review of OUTSTANDING AMERICAN GARDENS: A CELEBRATION—25 YEARS OF THE GARDEN CONSERVANCY

Great gardens have much in common with other works of art—form, color, structure, light, space and an indefinable “something” that draws viewers in. Unlike other masterpieces, however, gardens are ephemeral. Any gardener can tell you what happens when you leave … Continue reading