Category Archives: Celebrations, festivals, memorials

Twelfth Night

I’m trying to get away from writing about dates (away from celebrating time, as it were), because 1) it bored some of my loyal readers; 2) you can’t keep doing the same thing over and over; 3) if Jesus was … Continue reading

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New Year’s Day, 1958

One Christmas my brother got a kind of dollhouse, except it was for cars instead of people: you could park cars in a garage, fill them up at a gas station, and do all kinds of other neat things. I … Continue reading

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The Countdown

Today it seems everyone, not just me, is thinking about time, and clocks. Someone has invented a clock that will run for 10,000 years; and there’s a spooky wristwatch that counts down your life for you, but in a happy … Continue reading

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ten years hence

It’s not even here yet and I’m sick of all of it, guilty that I’m feeling sick of all of it, yet obsessively reading the retrospectives and everybody’s accounts of where they were and what happened to them and how … Continue reading

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La dolce vita

Italy has views, Hydrangea all over the place, even growing out of walls, cathedrals, stunning even on a cloudy day, and even peacocks in wedding dress; but nothing could be more beautiful than returning to this.

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Happy Birthday, Bobby

If he’s 70 today, he must have been 22 that day I first saw him. I’d just graduated from high school, and was working at a camp in the Berkshires. Tina and Liz had driven up to take me to … Continue reading

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If you can read this you’re still alive

The world has been supposed to end only about 30 times,13 in just my lifetime, so it’s not unreasonable to assume that once again it didn’t, but if it did, this blog and this blog post are still around and, … Continue reading

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