The Sunshine Returns And So Do I

Last Sunday's snowstorm stripped a lot of our trees well before their time this season. The dying leaves couldn't stand up to the onslaught of wet, heavy snow and ice. They fell to the ground in large clumps, robbing us of the autumn magic of slowly falling leaves that crunch happily underfoot. When the snow … Continue reading The Sunshine Returns And So Do I

The Earthquake in Chile (Heinrich von Kleist)

In Santiago, the capital of the kingdom of Chile, at the very moment of the great earthquake of 1647, in which many thousands of people perished, a young Spaniard accused of a crime, Jerónimo Rugera by name, was standing by pillar of the prison in which he had been confined and was about to hang … Continue reading The Earthquake in Chile (Heinrich von Kleist)