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Autumn Movement Reflections

November, 2009 I’ve been reviewing the poem “Autumn Movement” by Carl Sandburg and watching Fall  beauty come and go and realizing the harder lesson of this season.  The easy thing Fall teaches is to be grateful for what we have … Continue reading

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Autumn Striptease

About three hours west of here, close to the sources of the great Potomac which these days saunters lazily by our apartment, a small community in the Appalachians is convening a five-day festival called Autumn Glory.  I’m pretty sure scores … Continue reading

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Keynote Address Delivered at the Autumnal Equinox Ball (at which a Venerable but Feeble Summer and a Ruddy, Glowing Autumn were in Attendance)

Distinguished Seasons, Special Guests, Ladies and Gentlemen,  it is my great privilege to be making a few remarks this evening at the Annual Equinox Ball.  I am especially honored to be seated here at the same table  with our Season … Continue reading

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On Hate: A Word Play and A Meditation

I found myself playing with words yesterday after reading about OBL’s death and its aftermath.  What started as a wordplay, ended as a meditation on life and hate. First, the word play… I hate hate. I hate hatred. I hate … Continue reading

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About Our Servant’s Death

(In a recent post, I described the aftermath of the death of our first servant in Bombay.  I mentioned a letter my wife sent to family with more details about what happened the actual day we discovered the body.  Here is … Continue reading

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Bombay Letters 4 – April, 1998

Date: April 1, 1998 Subject: Servant News and New Apartment Dear Family and friends, Let me try to bring everyone up to date.  I am writing this on April Fools Day (really!) and have a little extra time at the … Continue reading

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