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Latest in the series. Photographer Frank Siteman has taken photos of places downtown, and your job is to guess where they were taken.  

If you know the answer, send an email to and put How well in the subject line.  

Last time we had four winners. Michael Arwe, Marsha Brown, Marianne DiBlasi and Jennifer Haefeli guessed it’s a brick on the walkway to the Unitarian Church. See last week’s to refresh your memory.

Arwe wrote this about the brick: “Wake now my conscience with justice” is from the fourth stanza of the hymn “Wake, now, my senses” written by Thomas Jarl Sheppard Mikelson.

From the obituary of Reverend Mikelson:

“The Rev. Dr. Thomas Jarl Sheppard Mikelson, Minister Emeritus, First Parish in Cambridge, 84, of Belmont, MA, died April 17, 2020.

Thomas Mikelson was born in Clarion, IA, and attended the local schools. 

He graduated from Cornell College in 1958, majoring in Philosophy. He completed his Bachelor of Divinity and Master of Theology degree in Hebrew Wisdom Literature at University of Chicago in 1962 and 1966, respectively. He received his Doctor of Theology degree from Harvard Divinity School in 1988, with a thesis on Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. He has taught at Cornell College, the University of Iowa, and Harvard Divinity School.

He was ordained a Unitarian Universalist Minister in 1971 at the Unitarian Universalist Society of Iowa City and served there from 1971 to 1983. He was an Interim Minister at First Parish Brookline, MA; First Parish Dedham, MA; and, the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Saratoga Springs, NY. He was Senior Minister at First Parish Cambridge, MA from 1989 to 2006.

Rev. Mikelson was a tenor. He sang solos in his home Church from an early age. He sang in All State Chorus and was part of a Men's Quartet. He particularly liked singing a cappella. He wrote hymns; his most well known, “Wake Now my Senses,” was composed for the ordination of Rev. Charity Rowley at First Parish Arlington, MA. She was, formerly, the Director of Religious Education at the UU Society of Iowa City during Rev. Mikelson's tenure, and lives in Iowa City.

He was a photographer and showed his work at several galleries in Cambridge, MA and North Adams, MA. He was part of a group show at the Griffin Museum-Photography in Winchester, MA.”

A graduate of Tufts, Frank Siteman has taught photography at many institutions and traveled the world to take photos for various publications.  His yard on Pond Street backs up to Horn Pond and he frequently displays nature photos on the Facebook Friends of Horn Pond group.  Check him out at   

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