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Happy Death?!

“Happy death” sounds like an oxymoron. Like cold fire, which turns out to be Shakespearean. “…Feather of lead, bright smoke, cold fire, sick health!…” (“Romeo and Juliet,” Act I, Scene I, Romeo; Shakespeare (1597)) A happy death is also something … Continue reading

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Another Death in the Family

A family get-together was supposed to be happening at our house today. It’s been canceled or rescheduled. I don’t know which. That’s probably just as well. There’s a winter weather advisory here, and a winter storm warning over the county … Continue reading

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10 Poems

Perspectives Fairy wishes and toxic kisses, We hope and fear and dream. Life and thought and feeling passes. Looking back, I see what was. Ahead? I’ll see that later. (November 18, 2019) Quiet Neighborhood Still water, small lawn, a few … Continue reading

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A Goal for Lent

Lent starts March 6 this year. It’s a time for abstinence, prayer and penance, among other things, which is why we’ve got rules about Fridays and fish. Following “fish” rules to the letter, I could splurge on lobster thermidor each … Continue reading

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