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Crouching Trolls

Lauren Groff has written: “As I walk in the evening it is only gradually that I understand that the noise is coming from the first air-conditioner turned on for the year.  Soon, they will all be on, crouched like trolls … Continue reading

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Endings, Beginnings

Each time that I sit down to write one of these blogs and I stare at the blank page, there is a moment of paralysis: “Why begin this all over again?  Have I really anything worthwhile saying?  Will this be … Continue reading

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How Did I Get Here?

Jake sat down on the couch next to Sally, took her hand in his and said, “We need to talk.”  Looking panicked Sally shot back, “No we don’t” and jumped up to leave.  Jake quickly grabbed her wrist and pulled … Continue reading

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$1000

We all have keepsakes, items that are the physical incarnation of an event, a memory, a relationship… talismans through which we can remember.  Oddly enough, there are individuals who gather around themselves a disproportionate amount of keepsakes as a way … Continue reading

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Names

Fred’s computer had been set up to be voice activated. He named the computer after his girlfriend Lucinda, so when he wants the machine to come on he says, “Lucinda, wake up!” Once awake the computer then greets him with … Continue reading

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What Matters

I have a friend whose habit of photographing everything with his cellphone drives me crazy!  At a restaurant he will photograph the dishes of food that he orders when they arrive on the table.  Even if superficially introduced to someone … Continue reading

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Bringing Back to Hawaii With Me

During my five trips to Hawaii I have gathered various items to me and brought them back here to Georgia.  When I touch them or see them they lead me back to where I want to be in 2019.  The … Continue reading

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