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Imagine you’re 19 years-old and you just landed your own apartment in NYC on a beautiful tree-lined street. You live alone because that’s what you’ve always wanted, and you can … more
Life changed dramatically when I moved from city to country. It suddenly went from watching my back to regularly sighting eagles, hawks and egrets as well as slithering unidentifiable snakes; from … more
The inky dinky spider is a black ink cartridge that is crawling around the neighborhood. I paid over $30 dollars for this cartridge plus priority shipping and it has yet to arrive at my door. I call … more
January 1st Very warm out today; went to Fox’s Theater. It wasn’t very nice, so I’ve decided to not go to any more vaudeville shows if I can keep myself away from them. My … more
“Please come to the party. We’ll send a limo for you,” begs my friend on the other end of the phone. ”Well, I don’t know. Can I bring someone?” I ask. I … more
I can still recall the smell of burning wax and the sound of crackling candles as our German grandmother lit her Christmas tree with dozens of finger-length fiery tapers. Before bed, someone would … more
A mysterious package arrives. The return address: Lexington, KY. The sender: Cellularize. Inside there’s a small transparent envelope containing what looks like an electronic device. … more
I love the softness of a flannel nightgown, the smell of coffee brewing even though I don’t drink it, being left alone with my thoughts, figuring out a new dress pattern, and sometimes … more
I walk up the hill to visit a good friend, whom I’ll call Jay, to talk about something that’s weighing heavily on my mind; I don’t know what to do about another friend, whom … more
Standing in line at the post office, grocery store or basically anywhere there’s a cue of people, sometimes provides opportunities to accidentally overhear conversations. Here are some verbatim … more
Tom owns a white pickup truck that he keeps in tiptop shape. He dresses clean and neat. His carpentry work is precise. He’s always polite and friendly, a true gentleman. We live next door to … more
My daughter runs a business restoring old windows. This season she took on an additional project restoring shutters belonging to an 1899 Dutch-built mansion. She very wisely (not!) recruited me to … more
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