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The Best Audience

Dear Kids, I write you letters on my blog because I want to remember all the good times that we’ve had together. Thanks to these posts, our family stories will last not only the lifetime of this blog, but also … Continue reading

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Just Like “The Lorax”

As I was driving to CT a few months ago, I was surprised to see piles of trees along the side of the highway. I was awed by the scope of the destruction. It went on and on. And then, … Continue reading

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Replacements Needed

I have been slowly replacing the old paperbacks in my library. It’s a necessary task. Some of them have degraded to the point that they might not survive another reading. The most decrepit of them all is C.S. Lewis’s Prince … Continue reading

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The Story Behind the Pictures

Dear Marshall, There is a page in our 2012 Christmas photo album with pictures taken during one of our hikes. It might even have been our very first hike together. I wrote something about that day as a draft but … Continue reading

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Forgotten Pictures of 2011: Part I

Here are some pictures I took in 2011 that never made it into blog posts. The last picture is my favorite of the three. There is a story behind it. Hurricane Irene knocked out our power for a couple of … Continue reading

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First Impressions

Borders is soon to close down. There are fewer than ten days left to their going-out-of-business sale. I’m not sad about this per se. It never was one of my favorite bookstores. However, it is the closest one. Losing it … Continue reading

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Protected: Will She Stay or Will She Go?

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A Buffet of Books

Dear Marshall, When you were very young, we kept all of your books on a shelf in your room. We wanted them to be close at hand for spontaneous reading. After you learned to stand, you were able to reach … Continue reading

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Another Month Over

This February wasn’t the best month for my blog. It started out well, with lots of ocarina shots, but by the end of the month the posts had gotten sparse. February is a short month, and it was perhaps not … Continue reading

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Musical Goals: Part III

Goals require one to be realistic. I have been thinking about my musical goals now for several days, and I think I’ve come to a conclusion. Not only is my time limited, but my hands are already strained by the … Continue reading

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