A Farewell
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When people meet me for the first time, they won’t know that I . . . ~ Swallowed my mother’s wedding ring when I was about four. Sucked it off her…
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“Memory . . . is the diary we all carry about with us” (~ Oscar Wilde)
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For Baba
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Pandemic Positives
“Exhaust the little moment. Soon it dies. And be it gash or gold it will not come again in this identical guise.” (~Gwendolyn Brooks, “Annie Allen…
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“Reading is a discount ticket to everywhere.” ~ Elizabeth Hardwick
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Variant Modalities
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"The sweet smell of decaying paper appeals to me no longer. It is too closely associated in my mind with paranoiac customers and dead bluebottles…
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“ There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.” ~ Maya Angelou
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Fourth-highest civilian award, Padma Shri, in India. Always announced on Jan. 26 It was 1961. Jan. 26. I knew the night of the 25th, when a reporter…
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“ You remember too much, My mother said to me recently. Why hold onto all that? And I said, Where can I put it down?” ~ Anne Carson, “The Glass Essay…
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