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Roots and Wings

“Roots and wings.” It was shorthand for the process of growing up and heading out into the world in Maira Kalman’s “Max Makes a Million,” and a nod to the notion that parents provide for their children a foundation to … Continue reading

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Tulips are Blooming in Only One Place

    Within walking range, for a full week tulips have bloomed only within a single small strip of yard in front of an old hillside home. Not only are those tulips blooming, but they have burst into a riot … Continue reading

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Sixth Sense after Sundown

The wind was a torrent of darkness Among the gusty trees The moon was a ghostly galleon Tossed upon cloudy seas And the road was a ribbon of moonlight Over the purple moor . . . . Phil Ochs set Alfred … Continue reading

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