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Ain't Virgil's Theory (Ghostwritten)

Virgil Kane ain't my name but it's close enough. Ya see, Kane wasn't the only one hungry and barely alive after Richmond fell in the winter of '65. I...

Sing Singing the Blues

The world is always moving. We become so relatively used to planetary movement that only rarely do we become aware of our personal world moving...
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Calloused to Birdsong

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Draw a line. Scrape it through trees. Dissect mountains, valleys, lakes. Forget the sun, gaudy bauble, wasting rays whoring light and fix your border...

The Perspicacity of Aging

The Perspicacity of Aging It drives the youngsters up the wall when anyone “over a certain age” intimates that perhaps they have a better and more...
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I Have To Work On My Spleen

At times, I have let my spleen take over. My spleen vents more often than others. I admit that sometimes I’m insufferable, even to my own spleen. My...
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No Words

*/ Yom HaZikaron Reflection -- */ There’s no word for it. This day, this ceremony, this commemoration. There’s no word for it. This overwhelming...
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Monster In Law

"My son, my son," Is the battle cry She wanted him to get married Now she wonders why. The wife is a distraction She takes away her share of love Why...

Those Singularities

They hide around the corner and beneath my bed at night. You can’t lay a finger on them, like an eggshell in the white. Those singularities. Where...

OPINIONS

Opinions-Everybody has them “ Cogito ergo sum” is a Latin, philosophical proposition by René Descartes usually translated into English as "I think,...
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The Old Ball Game

One of my colleagues, a guy named Fred Carbone, got into as much trouble as I did for having classrooms that were not quiet. Neither Fred nor I...