Mike Fink
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I walked down Third Street to The Highlands to check out the pictures I had set up on easels in the lobby, displaying some old photos of the neighborhood, explaining the history of the landscape before the assisted living quarters were built.  On … more
 A tiny toad appeared like a living clump of good soil among the wildflowers under the porch gutter. It charmed us!   A monarch butterfly zigged and zagged at the overgrown butterfly … more
She was a fabulous personality!  My mother called her, affectionately, a courtesan. I was awestruck by her performance as Jane Avril in “Moulin Rouge” – John … more
“Humanity is a tree of the field,” declares Deuteronomy. There was an old song that sighed, “Spring will be a little late this year.” (I think it meant, “she said no.”) In Israel, despite last month’s snowstorm, spring comes a little … more
It’s such a big book, how can you “teach” it in a single semester?  My art students at the Rhode Island School of Design put most of their talents and efforts into the studio world, not the classroom realm of ideas.  It’s hard … more
The numbers on our street don’t make obvious sense: our house hides in plain view. When those trucks bearing cartons have a delivery for number 12, the drivers give up in despair and … more
Sukkot has become my favorite holiday. We actually didn’t have a sukkah in my boyhood. But when my kids were young, we took the old good-wood storm doors and windows from the cellar … more
I’d been planning this project for many a season – a poetic pilgrimage, a mission impossible – to visit the graves of two heroic Scandinavian figures who left no legacy in ash … more
I came across an odd and intriguing obituary: one Helen Aberson of Syracuse, New York, had died and asked the mourners to contribute to the United Jewish Appeal. Oh, and by the way, nonagenarian Helen Aberson had published one book, a … more
“Frenchman’s Creek” has “gotten’ to be a habit with me,” in the phrase from an old song. I know the turning of the roads around the creek with the fountain and the golf-cart traffic at the curves. more
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