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New York sunlight (and New York joys)

      “The grass that grows by absorbing the life-giving energy of the sun becomes [in Walt Whitman’s Leaves of Grass] a metaphor of ‘the ceaseless springing forth of life from death.’” — David S. Reynolds, Walt Whitman: A … Continue reading

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when a man is tired of New York …

    “I suggested a doubt, that if I were to reside in London, the exquisite zest with which I relished it in occasional visits might go off, and I might grow tired of it. JOHNSON. ‘Why, Sir, you find … Continue reading

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“After the Supper and Talk”

    This poem made me think of my recently departed friend Bill Dalzell, and of our talks during his last months.     AFTER THE SUPPER AND TALK. After the supper and talk—after the day is done, As a … Continue reading

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William Sage Dalzell (1929-2018)

      ‘William Sage Dalzell (1929-2018)’     Bill Dalzell was one of the first people I got to know after moving to New York City. I will never forget his kindness to me. My friendship with Bill was … Continue reading

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“The Peaceable Kingdom”

        “The Peaceable Kingdom” is a painting by American folk artist Edward Hicks (1780-1849). The attached print was done by my dear friend the late William S. (Bill) Dalzell, a Manhattan based printer, on his own printing … Continue reading

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“New and improved” in the arts is not always better.

      Last night, Friday, November 10, I attended a concert at Carnegie Hall in New York which included a performance of Saint-Saëns’s string quartet No. 1 in E Minor. In the program notes, it was noted that Saint-Saëns … Continue reading

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“I went to the school of New York.”

      “A whale ship was my Yale College and my Harvard.” — Herman Melville, Moby-Dick     *****************************************************   I was talking on the phone today with my longtime friend from my first days in New York, Bill … Continue reading

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