Monthly Archives: December 2010

A post a day

Writing well is hard. The best way to get better is to practice. Now that I’ve overstated the obvious – I’ve decided to join the post-a-day challenge WordPress has issued. One thing that’s held meback from blogging more regularly is a twisted sense

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The man went from trash can to trash can, his bike balanced by plastic bags full of the treasures he had already found. I was walking to the mall, on my way to Sears to pick up our car.  I’ve

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Driving home from church yesterday, I caught a glimpse of color out of the corner of my eye. I went around the block, parked and got out of the car.  I approached the pile of (rags? clothes?) cautiously, in case

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Good light

Great light today on the dog walk…

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It’s my own fault

I was born in June of ’68.  B.B. King and Jimi Hendrix played together at the Generation Club in New York City with the Paul Butterfield Blues Band in April.  Wish I’d been there… What makes the music great isn’t

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Music Monday: La Mer

One of my all-time favorite pieces of music – of any kind- is Claude Debussy’s La Mer.  The reasons why I love this piece have nothing to do with the fact that it’s one of the masterpieces of the 20th

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First snow

We’ve been coming to Charleston since I was 6 or 8, I guess.  From Maryland, Ohio, New York, Connecticut, and finally Clarksburg, we would visit my great-Aunts who lived on Quarrier Street. Emma smoked and cussed.  Louise was very prim

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