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Mothers Day/Fathers Day

If you had told me, a year ago, that I would not be celebrating Mothers Day this year, I would likely have scoffed.  It’s true, my mother was then 94, and it’s true, she had experienced a couple of health … Continue reading

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Places I Remember (part X of N): SPBS

Company Logo for St. Paul Book and Stationery   When T and I met, one of the things that I knew guaranteed that we would be in love forever was the fact that we had the same kind of enthusiasms.  … Continue reading

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Stuff and Nonsense

My father is thinking a lot about dying these days. That’s not unreasonable, since he suffers from ALS with a poor prognosis, and since my mom passed away at the beginning of November. So my brother and I have been … Continue reading

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Purple Clouds Limned with Fire

Yesterday, when I walked out of my office at 4:00, this was waiting for me.  A double rainbow.  It’s times like this when it’s nice to have a camera in your pocket. But as I drove south, I was sincerely … Continue reading

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Long Ago and Far Away.

Sometime c. 1984, give or take, I was working in the University of Chicago Sociology Department’s new computer center.   And while I was in there, I noticed a small pencil sharpener (anyone remember pencils?) that had been abandoned. I’d … Continue reading

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Ohio, You’re Nothing Special

Yesterday, I think it was, I was driving and I heard an interview with the J. D. Vance, author of Hillbilly Elegy.  The interviewer noted that Mr. Vance now lived on the West Coast, and that his children would, consequently, … Continue reading

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Music for Airports

OK.  I wrote this post on Saturday (today is Monday).  I will play you a tune, then explain with a little background then get right to it.  So start the music and scroll on down: A little over a year … Continue reading

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