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Once Upon A Time

I’ve taken a day off for Labor Day.  But I offer you this from my novel VINEGAR MOTHER, which inspired this blog. Everything happens in the mid-century kitchen.   The pressure cooker lid blows under too many pounds of pressure and … Continue reading

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STORY OF A DEER

A story is never just what happened.  It is the meaning that eventually adds up, is instigated by, influenced as a result of, or because of what happened.  And the event might turn out to be the least of it, … Continue reading

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DOG WHISTLES

  There is an accepted belief out there that we revere the older people in our society.  But as far as I can see, something else entirely is true, though a lot harder to discern.  While we’re all Oh, the … Continue reading

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ENTER WATERMELON

Ever have “one of those” days, weeks, months? Of course. We all have. Well, it’s been that kind of summer for me.  Early promise rained on, then rain, rain, rain, and summer racing past at an unreasonable pace.  Well, that’s … Continue reading

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THINKING OVER MEDITATION

  I have been trying to learn to meditate ever since I moved up here to Woodstock where meditation is a Thing. When I lived in Queens I was used to “thinking things over.” But  “thinking things over” is an … Continue reading

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A LOT OF LITTLE THINGS

Am I the only one who has noticed how many hit and runs there are lately, as reported on the news?  Whether it is local news or city news, or national news, the morning bulletins always seem to include a … Continue reading

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THE MORNING WALK

Once upon a time my friend, J, tried to get me to love long solitary walks.   I refused, agreeing with Max Beerbohm, the early 20thcentury writer who claimed taking a walk made one a dullard, and was to be avoided … Continue reading

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