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The Passing Of ‘Donald Hall’, Our Poet Laureate — But I Remember Him For The ‘Ox-Cart Man’.

by Anura Guruge


Click image to access the “Concord Monitor” coverage.


Click for Amazon listing for this GREAT book.


I had the honor of meeting Donald Hall once. It was probably 19-years ago and I think it was in Tilton (or thereabouts) in a church hall. He was doing a book signing for the ‘Ox-Cart Man‘. My son Matthew, very young at the time, loved that book. I went, with some friends from Meredith, to get an autographed copy. I suspect that that book is in this house somewhere. I hope the kids did not give it away.

Great man. I could take or leave his poetry, but I am not big into poetry. But, that is my loss.

If you are not familiar with the ‘Ox-Cart Man’ you really should check it out. It is lavishly illustrated too.

Donald Hall (1928 – 2018), RIP.


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by Anura Guruge

‘6 images for the day’ — February 21, 2016 + 6 Bonus From Barnstead, New Hampshire.

by Anura Guruge


Top 6 from my brand new Panasonic Lumix LX100
which arrived Saturday, February 20, 2016
from BuyDig.com.

Original images at 4272 x 2856
and ~ 5.9MB.

Reduced to 1024 x 685, 400KB
for publication here.
NO post-processing whatsoever.
Straight JPEGs from the camera.

Click pictures to ENLARGE.

Attribution WILL be enforced.








I was at the “Oscar Foss Memorial Library”
for the Kati Preston book signing.
Took these in and around the library.

With my Panasonic Lumix FZ1000.
Straight out of the camera.








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by Anura Guruge

Al Gore In Concord, NH, (Grappone C. C.), February 6: Agenda & Messaging. The Book Is $17.30.

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Anura Guruge


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>> Al Gore, ex-V.P., To Be In Concord, NH
>>Jan 4, 2013.


A video of the topics he will talk about in Concord.

Click to watch a short version on YouTube.

Click to watch a short version on YouTube.


The book or at least the cover.

The book or at least the cover.


The 'Table of Contents' from the book.

The ‘Table of Contents’ from the book. Click to ENLARGE. He will hit upon each of these points.



Al Gore, ex-V.P., To Be In Concord, NH, At The Grappone Conference Center On February 6, 2013 At 12:30pm.

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by
Anura Guruge


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>> We Met Michael Dukakis In Laconia — Oct. 7, 2012.


Call number show. Click to ENLARGE.

Call number show. Click to ENLARGE.


My father, when he was the Sri Lankan ambassador to the U.S. and residing in D.C. would have breakfast with Al Gore on a regular basis. His residence was the closest to Al’s residence at the Naval Observatory. So this explains a quirk that will puzzle historians in years to come. The first signatory to Al Gore’s  ‘Information SuperHighway‘ plan, in 1993, was Sri Lanka. Al wanted to get the ball rolling and my father was happy to signup. I used to joke that Sri Lanka at the time probably had a 128Kps dial-up link to the Internet.