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THE FARTHERMOST VIEW

Selected Podpieces

SOUNDS TO LIVE FOR

A friend of mine recently said of a certain radio essayist that if she were dying she’d want to hear his voice reading to her as she slipped away.
That very same day, I heard a woman at a party say that she disliked that man’s voice so much that when he came on she turned off the radio.
Such are the likes and dislikes of the radio audience. I hope you don’t mind my saying that.  Read More 
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SCALY FERNS

With a heavy heart, I consigned my last Boston fern to the mid-March elements. Well, actually it was with a heart that was half heavy, half lightening up; those Boston ferns get mighty big, and while they’re great at making giant outdoor urns look Martha Stewarty, every year it’s gotten harder to find a cool place to stick them for the winter, and hard to get them there from the back yard.  Read More 
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CONCEALED FOR CHRISTMAS

It was a gray day, blustery and dim, rain heavy at times, and I was sitting on the sofa with a cup of coffee, reading the paper.  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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