Monthly Archives: April 2013

Toy Town in Praiano

Little miniature towns can be found all along the roadside in Praiano, on the Amalfi coast in Italy. If I was tiny I could move right in. Sea view and everything.

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She Sells C Shells by the C Shore

For the first time in three months I did not take my medication this morning.  I did not open my desk drawer, line up the pill bottles like fat white soldiers, little husky men, and one by one allocate and … Continue reading

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The Frozen C Within Us

I am starting my final week of treatment.  On Thursday I fly down to the hospital for graduation day, no cap and gown but a kind of ceremony, a blood rite between conspirators.  Thereafter, I will have to travel to … Continue reading

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A Person Needs A Little Madness

The coast of Corfu, looking over the straits to Albania. Kazantzakis wrote that a person needs a little madness or else they never dare cut the rope and be free.

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I Would Do Anything For Love

My mother started getting better just when we became accustomed to her decline. Her feet healed, she hobbled into my car and we drove to the store to buy new sneakers, her first shoes since the accident, little by little … Continue reading

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The Eagle Suffers Little Birds to Sing

Karl took this photo at the lake a few weeks ago.

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Lessons About Death and Love-I Go to School

About my father after my mother came to Vermont-I am not sure that the bachelor life at 90 is much fun. Even if you think your life is full it is lonely making single sandwiches and tiny salads and going … Continue reading

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