Tag Archives: friends

Song of the Sky

Not only was it Putnam Day, but the first of December was covered with snow. I don’t know about the turnpike from Stockbridge to Boston, but I suspect that yesterday it bore the same beautiful, dangerous dusting of icy white. … Continue reading

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The Extraordinary Ordinary

Certain dreams seem universally to plague my friends—dreams of falling, of having to return to high school (the horror!), of having to take a college exam in a class to which one has neglected to show up all semester. I … Continue reading

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Trying to Plow with a Feather

These are, as best as I can reconstruct them, the words which made up my remembrance of Jim at his memorial service exactly a year ago: In his short story, “A Tranquil Star,” Primo Levi wrote about the impossibility of … Continue reading

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