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Echoes of Blueberries

I’ve sat at this picnic table many times before, though not usually at 7 am, watching the orioles hunt-and-peck across the way.

Toby is on edge, listening to the drip-drop of last night’s rain still descending off the trees onto our cabin roof. 607 more words

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Is 40 Fatal?

I’ve been stuck all week, thinking about Eric Garner, Caitlyn Jenner, Fukushima, Seattle’s epic seismic possibilities, the relative underachievement of the 2015 Red Sox, the possibilities of Tom Brady’s suspension being reduced or abated, and the recovery of Nepal from its horrid earthquake. 723 more words

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Matters culinary

Not arts politics, not mental health, not the usual remit of this blog, but I’m angry so here goes…

What I hate most about recent Budgets isn’t the crushing inevitability of yet more dehumanising measures being taken against the most vulnerable people in British society. 2,573 more words

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Fatherhood Interrupted

“In the end, only three things matter: how much you loved, how gently you lived, and how gracefully you let go of things not meant for you.” – Buddha… 1,001 more words


Ritual to honor a deceased parent

This uses something called “Hell” money. Chinese people use this fake money to show respect and honor to their deceased relatives. It is a way of keeping their memory alive. 524 more words


Elegy at 5am

Oh, Dad. Your mother misses you. Your sister tells me so, tells me to “please talk about the Red Sox with her, like your father would.” And I did, though I can’t imagine it had your naïve, fangirl brio (I correctly pointed out Buchholz couldn’t be counted on to dominate every team like the Phillies, which the Yankees just proved me prophetic about in the 1st inning tonight). 1,381 more words

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The Strange Case of Kotomi Ichinose: Genius Girl

You spot a cute purple-haired girl sitting in the corner of the library barefoot, reading a book…with scissors in her hand. Okay?

You decide to talk to her, thinking she may be ditching class just like you… 686 more words