Monthly Archives: July 2017

What’s the Buzz?

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Nothing is Foolproof – Nothing

CAUTION: THIS IS NOT A FLOTATION DEVICE. DO NOT LEAVE CHILD UNATTENDED WHILE IN USE. USE ONLY UNDER COMPETENT SUPERVISION. Even something so simple as a classic vinyl beach ball isn’t foolproof. We sometimes loose sight of the meaning of … Continue reading

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Movie Words

“We don’t use those movie words in front of other people.” True stories are the best kinds of stories. This all came about in a matter of seconds: Arguably the first word most children learn how to say is “No”. … Continue reading

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Fireflies and Lightning Bugs

They are neither on fire, nor are they flies. They bear no correlation to lightning and they are simply not bugs. They are bioluminescent beetles, a species of winged insect. Yet we persist, none the less, in calling them fireflies … Continue reading

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The Fourth of July – 2017

These are photographs of the last two American flags in the neighborhood. It just so happens I raised them both. I raised ours just before dawn out of a sense of nostalgia and respect for my brother’s political naïveté and … Continue reading

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Robin Without A Towel

I’m not in charge here. I suggested we install a towel rack on the bird bath but nooooo – my brother vetoed the idea.

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