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From a Hiding Place Somewhere Nowhere There

His wife hugged and kissed me, then he led me upstairs to the guestroom. It was long and had windows at both ends. To the right was a bathtub that ran the length of the room. I had been invited … Continue reading

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Mowing with Titmice

In August my lawn mower With each pass of the yard Stirs a cloud of insects   A tufted titmouse couple I know Perch on the fence, bob heads and watch Then dive through the cloud   Beaks stuffed with … Continue reading

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Rainspell

I took my first walk in five days, after a long rain spell. The clouds still lingered, and the river was muddy and thick, and a north wind kept the mosquitoes at bay. On north windy days, you can hear … Continue reading

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The Confessions of Ewing Eugene Baldwin

I tortured and raped slaves in Cuba in 1539 I transported African slaves in 1619 I sentenced John Punch to slavery in 1640 I burned revolting slaves in New York in 1712 I raped Sally Hemings in 1778 I brought … Continue reading

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two larks

our father named us both Lark— the pastor at our baptism said ‘Lark songs delivered in flight’ and we shared an attic bed for eighty-three years long after Our Father and Our Mother had passed because their room was haunted … Continue reading

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NOTFILM

Great art shakes one to one’s core and leaves a scar. We call the scar memory. The documentary NOTFILM is one of those experiences. FILM, the only film written by Samuel Beckett, is the subject. Among many pleasures is hearing … Continue reading

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Covid-Ball

Joe Buck: Welcome back to 60-game baseball! The league has taken every precaution, and America’s pastime is back. As you can see, I’m a one man show in this time of crisis. Top of the first, two on, with hitter … Continue reading

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Trump’s Address at Mount Rushmore

My fellow pale Americans, I am honored to be with you tonight, on this sacred July 3 holiday, you audience of thirty thousand people sitting below giants. Teddy Roosevelt, huge! Huge man! Huge and perfect and the best—well the best … Continue reading

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Touch Him, Touch Him

I’ve been having vivid nap dreams for weeks, and today’s, when I woke up, made me exclaim, for in the dream, as I watched my friend Ken sort through old newspapers, his clipping scissors at the ready, in his plaid … Continue reading

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A Modest Proposal

Former Saturday Night Live actor Jay Pharoah was recently pulled over while jogging, by LA cops, as a suspect in a crime. Pharoah was let go after they Googled him, but. Given the state of this country, I have used … Continue reading

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