Monthly Archives: April 2013

Cleopatra Envy

In 1961, I was teaching in a junior high school while my wife was working at the health department. Because we were employed in different occupations, our friends were different. She would come home from the health department telling me … Continue reading

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The Bird and the Bees

I think I wrote ages ago about the Blue Jay that flew onto my shoulder and continued to do so for weeks before disappearing. I miss BJ and wonder what happened to him. I haven’t yet seen any Blue Jays … Continue reading

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Guess what?

I most enjoy movies and books that take me in a direction that makes me believe that there is an impossibility of a satisfactory denouement. I am not good at out-guessing authors and movie producers but am rewarded when the … Continue reading

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Be Afraid

Every time we have something like the bombing at the Boston marathon, we are shown the terrifying video of the incident over and over. I don’t know what good that repetition does for anyone. Is the media concerned that someone … Continue reading

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Red and Yellow, Black and White

In 2008, I received an e-mail from a college classmate living in Greenville, SC. He was very concerned about whether or not Barack Obama would ask for reparations from the ancestors of slaves. This was my response: “I’m still hearing … Continue reading

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Easy Rider

Most of my high school students, my friends, and my family considered me a very conservative high school English teacher. I was the type of family man who would drive a four-door car. However, there was a time in 1971 … Continue reading

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A Dove Story

Yesterday I walked outside and found two little “dovettes” sitting on the ground next to their nest which had fallen out of the tree. There was no mother in sight. When I reported the incident to a friend, he suggested … Continue reading

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