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War Is Hell

I was perusing Bruce Catton’s classic book, Surrender at Appomattox, when I came across William Tecumseh Sherman’s famous quote, war is hell. After accepting the pandemic as a foreign enemy we just can’t see, I’ve concluded, it sure is. Seems … Continue reading

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Best Story of the Week…March 11th

There’s a runner I see every morning who, at 6 a.m. is already leaving the Park when I get there. He’s an African man, sturdy and strong, fast like a bullet I’ve always admired. Our relationship consists of a nod, … Continue reading

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Something Smells Fishy

I’m at the market on my corner waiting for the sushi man to make my fresh salmon quinoa roll he makes me for lunch, every day. The fact that it’s only 7:20 a.m., and he has tons of work to … Continue reading

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New Year’s Revolutions

A revolution is a good way to look at my move which concludes on Saturday. I’m stubbornly sitting in the old place like a prisoner refusing to leave jail.  I thought I was a lifer here at Sing Sing Susannah, … Continue reading

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