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Variations on a Theme: Summer

“Thank you my life long afternoon…” From Variation on a Theme by W.S. Merwin “Forgive me. I simply do not know what I am doing.” From Variations on a Theme by William Carlos Williams by Kenneth Koch Summer’s great, right? Ah, … Continue reading

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Vacation: Myths and Facts

I write to you from the picturesque village of Westhampton Beach. We are sharing a house with my family for the week of July 4th. Months ago, I began the search for a house we could share for our summer … Continue reading

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Our Room With a View

Following Superstorm Sandy–the monster that devastated much of the east coast, killing more than 100 people in the United States, we spent nine days in three different hotels. Our apartment building lost all utilities as its basement filled with salt … Continue reading

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Clothes Make the Woman…Anxious

I completely screwed up this morning and told Molly as she was scooting out the door for camp that our babysitter would be picking her up today. Rule number one when delivering change-of-pick-up news to kids: give them some warning. … Continue reading

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