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I live in the North Shore (of Boston) and that is where I typically shoot. 

Today’s location:  From the harbor to the park
Date:  Wed 8 Apr 2020
Day 16 of Massachusetts “Stay at Home”

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Rainy conditions but I was having cabin fever.

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Was trying to make a checkerboard cake for my uncle’s birthday yesterday. It doesn’t really work with two layers but the checkerboard cake kit my aunt got me for Christmas works very well!! The colors didn’t blend or anything and it looked really good! Also, decided to write happy birthday in Spanish on the cake seeing as my uncle really wants to learn the language!

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Holy. Holy. Holy.

Home is a holy place. The folks in my last post “longen [ ] to go on pilgrimages,” and so they ride from London to Canterbury. It can’t be helped. It’s primal. Sweet Aprille pricks them on.

But the best travels are inward. Books are home. Coffee is home. Sweet virgin goddess Hestia – I mean, of course, the hearth - is home; and never more home than on a dark day. New England has dark days between April and October, but not enough, and not reliably. The aesthetic will mostly bury its head for the next six months, like a mythic river running to secret places. Or maybe like the introverted friend it is.

The Enemy Glory trilogy, which was written with much coffee on dark days, is available from Amazon:  https://www.amazon.com/-/e/B001H6UIYO

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Frozen in Act

Mixed up bits and pieces, jagged edges, spread around in a chaotic manner… this is peperite.

Peperite is a type of rock that is formed by mixing between igneous and sedimentary rocks. But, at the time when these were still a wet sediment and flowing magma or lava, that is! As you can imagine, super-hot magma encountering cold and wet sediment is not going to be a gentle process. Think of what happens when you pour water onto a pan with a burning hot oil, this is sort of a process you can see frozen in act right here.

A rhyolitic magma intruded a wet fine sand and silty sediment, this produced a lot of steam which could not easily escape. Confined space, expansion and growing pressure all these contribute to explosions, these in turn result in fragmentation of rapidly cooling magma and mixing up of these pieces with a wet sediment.

And now, after about 300 million years this process is frozen in time as if it happened yesterday. Though, now it is a very hard rock.

Example from New England, NSW, Australia.

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Huh, I just learned that other states have county-level governments. Which I guess makes sense, especially for large states, but I just always assumed it went:

local government → state government → federal government

for the rest of the country as well. What powers remain to grant to a fourth vertical division of government?

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I live in the North Shore (of Boston) and that is where I typically shoot.  But today was a day trip!

Today’s location:  From the South Burying Ground along Main Street
Date:  Sun 5 Apr 2020
Day 13 of Massachusetts “Stay at Home”

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While I was recovering from brain cancer and in quarantine, I had a lot of time on my hands.  So I started researching my family tree while still living in Santa Fe, New Mexico.  As it turns out, my ancestors cofounded Concord, Massachusetts.  Now, I’m living in Massachusetts.  

The marker from the South Burying Ground:

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If you have a Billings connection, let me know!

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