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The Light You Do Not See

At 4:30 a.m. the waterfront view is fully saturated one day and colorless mist the next. The best hints I gather from my starting vantage point a few blocks away lie in the light: usually a patch of shimmering silvery-slate … Continue reading

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When the Planet Shifts

  Before we married, Jim promised me we would have five boys. Because I was very young, somewhat gullible, and only took college laboratory courses because I had to (notwithstanding my lack of scientific skills), I believed him. We had … Continue reading

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A Late Summer Night’s Dream

I was born and raised in New England but we tended to stick to Massachusetts. I don’t remember ever going to Maine as a child. As our family grew, Jim and I began taking our little ones to Bar Harbor, … Continue reading

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Misty Memories

“Memory — fragile, hazy-bright, miraculous, was to them the spark of life itself, and nearly every sentence of theirs began with some appeal to it . . . .” — Donna Tartt, The Little Friend One of my sons joined … Continue reading

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