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BRIGHT OBJECT IN SKY

One evening a couple of weeks before Christmas, I stepped out onto my back porch. It was one of those warmish, clear nights, and when I looked up at the sky I saw, almost directly above my chimney, a very bright object. With my trifocals I had trouble bringing it into focus, but now and then I saw it clearly enough to confirm my hunch that the bright object was the International Space Station. Read More 

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BIG CHANGES

Grief

Big changes in your life make...big changes. When My Companion died recently, we weren't taken by surprise; he was old, he had a heart condition and a lung condition, and in the last couple of years he'd gotten pretty frail. But we were taken by surprise. It was too soon, too fast, and too definitive. Read More 

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A Springsteen Life

Once upon a time, when I was a Young Person, I had the opportunity to see Bruce Springsteen on one of his first tours.  Read More 

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Breakfast Cereal

Living the Dream On Cape Cod

Starting to write an essay, or a poem, or a short story, is like going shopping with the whole world as your marketplace. Read More 

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