Monthly Archives: December 2013

Of The Nature And Timing of Anniversaries

So different, this man And this woman: A stream flowing In a field. William Carlos Williams, Marriage My brother Mike was feted this week by our home town YMCA for 60 years of continuous employment.  It’s difficult to imagine both the string of years and … Continue reading

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The Joy of Christmas

Despite all of the common complaints about the commercialization of Christmas, complaints which have become the stuff of conventional wisdom; despite the flood of email inducements (during what has proven to be a greatly extended holiday season by my standards) to spend my hard-earned … Continue reading

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A Massacre of Crows

The way a crow Shook down on me The dust of snow From a hemlock tree Has given my heart A change of mood And saved some part Of a day I had rued. Robert Frost, Dust of Snow We … Continue reading

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A Fool’s Thanksgiving Notions

Most often thoughts of the Thanksgiving holiday are forward-looking, anticipating what may come.  Mention the word “Thanksgiving” and visions immediately come to mind of juicy slices of turkey, candied yams, dressing doused with savory turkey gravy, hot rolls dripping butter, … Continue reading

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The Songs of God and Dragonflies

And though nature can sing such beautiful wings Did you think of this? That each of us know in our hearts we must go That’s what beauty is And just like the dream you were in Dissolved in the morning … Continue reading

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