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“You Are My Sunshine:  Quarantine Contemplations—4”

I’ve lived in this house in Omaha for almost 21 years.  I just realized that’s longer than I’ve been in any one abode in my life.  Amazing. The basement is unfinished.  When Nancy and I moved in here, we didn’t … Continue reading

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“One World:  Quarantine Contemplations—3”

This is a small blue dot floating in space.  The only place there are borders is on maps. I have eclectic tastes in music although I generally listen to classical pieces or American Standards from the 40’s and 50’s.  My … Continue reading

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“Intimations of Mortality: Quarantine Contemplations—2”

I did “duck and cover” atomic bomb drills in elementary school and didn’t understand the relevance when we lived close enough to a “first strike zone” that we wouldn’t see it coming.  Tornado and fire drills were commonplace but understandable. … Continue reading

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“In My Life: Quarantine Contemplations”

I can still see resplendent sunrises…and jaw-dropping sunsets.  The stars so abundant in their blue-black blanket.  Smell new lilac and roses and fresh-mown hay.  Hear the first wren and spring and fall’s traversing geese and ducks and the quiet whisper … Continue reading

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“Holly and Ivy”

Heart explosion eruption It spills and splatters on everyone   Holly and berry Generations past and present show Green Across the spine of leaves Past and present inked in thorny verdance Blood courses leaf to leaf Pass it on pass … Continue reading

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“Stop!”

This is my favorite time of the year.  I am a “solstice” person.  For me that means I celebrate in any way possible—Thanksgiving, Friendsgiving, Christmas, Channuka, Kwanza, Wednesday…. I think it’s part of my DNA.  I was born on December … Continue reading

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“Lichen”

I have been living and loving my life the last year and have not written, it seems, in exactly one year, and the theme seems to be too freakily similar even for me!  Guess I don’t change much 🙂  I’ve … Continue reading

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“Tree Roots/Life Water”

Hello again! I seem to have taken my usual summer sabbatical. Today’s “fall weather” has me back in the swing of things, I guess. Here’s something I wrote yesterday. We’ll see if “Indian Summer” keeps me from doing more! “Tree … Continue reading

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“Lest We Forget” (05/23/2010)

I wrote the first version of this essay a few years before it became the memoir I have for you here. Although it is embellished a bit—literary license—it’s essentially all true.  Since 2010 more names have been added.  Some should be … Continue reading

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“Fallen Angels”

Sometimes it can be difficult to come up with new ideas for writing.  One of the “exercises” I have found interesting and often fruitful is to write the “story” behind a visual or musical inspiration.  What work of art strikes … Continue reading

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