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death

  • On Dying

    November 16, 2016
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    My mom died a year ago. I have been at many births, but this was my first hands-on experience with dying. It was just…

  • Fall

    November 13, 2016
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    the raspberry canes lie
    on the dry ground,
    the energetic clamor of August
    that drove their bearing
    now withered against
    the inexorable coming of October,
    and its golden insistence that…

  • Halloween Apologia

    October 31, 2016
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    I’ve neglected a neighborly duty.

    It’s the end of October, and only a couple of days ago I realized I haven’t put out any fall decorations:

  • Yellow Clown

    June 11, 2016
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    “Non sum quals eram”
    (I am not who I once was.)
    –Horace
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    Daddy is a lifelong member of the Book-of-the-Month Club, and books gather month-by-month, year after…

  • September Morn

    September 29, 2015
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    Dawn rides the morning air
    over silent houses and abandoned gardens,
    flickering light along
    the edge of the windowsill,
    ushering in
    my grandmother’s fearful cry.

    Like a crumbling yellow leaf
    dropping
    suddenly
    from…