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Slit

Slit ferocious lightning across the Mississippi River the distant long tree rows look like fogged-in mountain ridges the Missouri River rushing toward the Confluence I walk in a slit of no rain rain on either side the air viscous my … Continue reading

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Bards

Bards My friend Peggy Bevington has died. As with all my departed friends, I keep the name and address and phone number in a book, and soon the dead will outnumber the living. Peggy lived in Chicago’s Hyde Park, devoting … Continue reading

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Finch Ascending, to the Abode of God

Finch Ascending, to the Abode of God I was driving toward my house, signaling to turn into the driveway. The car windows were down. As I waited for an oncoming car to pass, two birds engaged in air combat crashed … Continue reading

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Monkey Business

Monkey Business It has been reported that in the Tennessee legislature scores of pro-Trump lawmakers have been spotted entering the statehouse chambers dressed as humans but slowly morphing into stages of ape-like appearance. Some have shed their clothing altogether and … Continue reading

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Cousin Rat

Cousin Rat Sometimes I walk old man fast, five miles an hour. Sometimes I walk in a meditative state, oblivious to humidity, biting insects, the pace dictated by the see. This was one of those walks. Clouds, shadows, sun, shadows, … Continue reading

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The Mickey Mouse Club

The Mickey Mouse Club I won’t tell you the dentist or name the people. I will tell you, my antennae out and trolling, what I saw and heard. I was waiting to have a tooth extraction, the result of a … Continue reading

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The Book of Cat

The Book of Cat I wrote a two-part article on genealogy for the Telegraph a couple of years ago tracing my Jones family roots to Wales in the 1600s and the Baldwins to Scotland. Of course, the only specie on … Continue reading

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A Reenacting

June 26, 2021 Dearest Mother, My smart phone and computer were confiscated, and I couldn’t text you. So I write in hopes you will receive this letter. I suspect you too have met your fate and are somewhere out there … Continue reading

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Bwownie

I’m at Genehouse North in Lincolnwood, just up from Sin City, Chicago. There is a walking path next to my pal Kathy’s condo, so I got in a four mile walk this am. Farmer Orville was cat sitting for Scout, … Continue reading

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The Rock Star

Last night I lost a tooth, crown, and tooth below. My student Kimberly, a nurse, took me to her dentist this morning for an exam. As we got out of Kim’s car at a little strip mall, a burly, long-haired, … Continue reading

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