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THE FARTHERMOST VIEW

Selected Podpieces

ZIKA

On one of our morning walks last spring we saw one of our neighbors coming toward us, carrying what looked like a racquetball racquet. I figured he had found it floating in the harbor. Or perhaps he had been practicing his serves, whacking rocks out into the pond. As we approached he began swinging it wildly around his head, and I waved merrily in response. Read More 
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SUMMER WEATHER

Summer weather is here at last – intermittently, anyway. The morning walks are chilly for about five minutes, and then I start stripping away my outer layers, until by the time I’ve gotten down to the town landing and stared out over the marsh and bay, and walked back up the incline to our little house in the cul de sac, I am nearly naked. The neighbors kindly keep their curtains closed until a decent hour. Read More 
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FOOT SURGERY

I have had occasion recently to practice being homebound. After a spot of surgery on my big toe, I was ordered to stay off my left foot for four weeks.  Read More 
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VISITING NEW YORK

VISITING NEW YORK

I had occasion to go to New York City recently. It may astonish you to know that, despite my cosmopolitan ways and my literary, epicurean, sociological and artistic sophistication, I had never been there before.  Read More 

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THE HONEY BEES RETURN

When you live in a small, fairly circumscribed neighborhood like mine, and faithfully walk your dogs through its streets every day, you can’t help but notice the changes. Someone paints their house; someone else puts in a lawn, or parks a new boat in the driveway, or suddenly has a pile of bicycles outside the back door, where before there was only a cute little wooden barrel full of petunias. This is always in midsummer. Read More 
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