Monthly Archives: August 2011

C’mon Irene

So we are bracing, preparing, worrying, stocking up on alcohol, cooking lots of beans, moving in with Joe on Sunday, ensuring all electronic devices are charged, getting haircuts, boarding up windows, pulling up beach stairs, stowing outdoor furniture, getting the … Continue reading

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Behind the Curtain

So Mom has her laptop. She is online. She has an email address and can now receive photos and files (I can get that to you if you’d like). She aspires to have a facebook page. In all honesty, this … Continue reading

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Blood From a Stone

My sister and I visited my sickly father on Saturday. It is a ghastly long drive from the east end of Long Island to Nassau County, Uniondale to be exact. The only time I have ever been to Uniondale was … Continue reading

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But Do You Ever Say It?

In Hawaii, one of my closest friends (there are not many left. If you move to Hawaii and stay long enough almost everyone you met who had also moved to Hawaii will move away) who I have known the longest … Continue reading

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Into the Abyss

Tomorrow my sister and I are going to visit my father. This is a visit that I have been procrastinating making for quite some time now. These visits are fraught with emotion for me, before, during and after. We have … Continue reading

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More Than A Feeling

Last month I was listening to some NPR talk show and the guests were fighting over the loss of cursive writing in schools. One of the guests was defending not teaching it anymore and was arguing that emails and text … Continue reading

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Attic Boxes Part III

I believe that I wrote about my friend Marc whose early and unexpected death affected me greatly. While going through the box from the attic, I found something that I wrote while still at work just after he passed away. … Continue reading

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