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A Layered Valentine

 An onion, or two, for Valentine’s Day. “Not a red rose or a satin heart,” as poet Carol Ann Duffy wrote. Nor “a cute card or a kissogram.” Not that there’s anything wrong with those. But it is both so … Continue reading

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Deaf Stone Alone

“Now, I don’t know much about the sea, but I do know that’s the way it is here.   And I also know how important it is in life not necessarily to be strong but to feel strong, to measure yourself … Continue reading

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Now Face West

This is the tenth Father’s Day that has dawned for my children without their father here with them.  This year, they all are also separated from each other, occupying different spaces on two continents. Seven years have passed since we … Continue reading

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Full Fathom

I did first ask if it was too soon. In this case, to bowdlerize the first sentence of Love in the Time of Cholera: “It was inevitable: the scent of bitter almonds always reminded him of the run on spices … Continue reading

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