Books: Emily Dickinson as botanist

I often put up her poetry, so when I spotted this on the New York  Times, I thought it rather apropos.Fritillaria meleagris, left, a perennial, in bloom at the Homestead, the property that belonged to the family of Emily DickinsonCreditMichael Medeiros/Emily Dickinson Museum; Amherst College Archives and Special CollectionsSome keep the Sabbath going to Church …

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Obit: Stephen Antonakos, sculptor in neon

Stephen  Antonakos used electrified neon gas like a painter uses paint; he sculpted in neon.Besides being Greek like myself, he   grew up  in my neighborhood Bay Ridge (which had been the 2nd largest Greek city in the world after Athens but now is a major Muslim enclave).Like Fed Chairman, Janet Yellen, Antonakos went to …

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