Monthly Archives: April 2014

The Marriage Proposal

In late November of their junior year, Mary and Derek went for diner at a combination bar/burger joint within easy walking distance from the campus and slightly beyond the one mile no-alcohol radius imposed upon the University by the Legislature.  … Continue reading

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Mise-en-Scene

There’s a wall in Washington and it’s made of cold black granite They say 60,000 names are etched there in it in that wall in Washington There’s a Wall in Washington, Iris Dement      If there was one thing in … Continue reading

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Once There Was A War

“Once upon a time there was a war, but so long ago and so shouldered out of the way by other wars and other kinds of wars that even people who were there are apt to forget.  This war that … Continue reading

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Chapter One

TIME AND THE VALLEYEarly Summer 2013 I’m goin’ down to the dreaming fieldsBut what will be my harvest nowWhere every tear that falls on a memoryFeels like rain on the rusted plowRain on the rusted plow The Dreaming Fields, Matraca … Continue reading

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Why I’m Here

A little over three year ago, I retired and began thinking about what came next.  I enjoyed a busy, successful career, but there was more I wanted to try.  Aside from resting up after 43 years practicing law, I wanted to see if … Continue reading

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