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Making Friends With the Dark

“You just made friends with the night, that’s what you did.” Philip Glass described the old overnight B&O train between Baltimore and Chicago.   He traveled the route as a young student, long before an ever-accessible interconnected cyberworld arrived–before even the minimal … Continue reading

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Early Bird

Early Bird. I have the kind of commute that makes people regularly ask what’s wrong with me. The same question could be posed about my sleep patterns. Even when daylight savings staves off dawn, I’m wide awake and wandering. But … Continue reading

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Dawning on Me

When’s the last time you were up at dawn? Well, this morning: daily dawns came along with grief, as part of the package deal. As soon as my husband Jim was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, I lost my capacity to eat, … Continue reading

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Nullify the Night

I continue to receive musical messages. “I can’t go to sleep I think about the implications . . .” The song is “Overkill,” from Colin Hay of Men at Work.  I heard the acoustic version for the first time today. … Continue reading

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