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My Favorite Martian

Dear Marshall, You are quite the talker, but you don’t speak English. You speak Martian. It is a difficult language, and though I’ve been working hard to learn it, I have only translated a few words so far. Here they … Continue reading

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Le Pee

I think I want to read this book. Not only don’t you need to drink eight glasses of water every day, you cannot in any way make your complexion more youthful by drinking water. Your body’s water-balance mechanisms are tuned … Continue reading

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Radio Waves

Dear Marshall, The clock radio in your room has nature sounds, including ocean waves and a babbling brook. Every night at your bedtime, we set it to play one of those sounds. Our theory is that the white noise helps … Continue reading

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A Little Prayer

When I was out walking Friday, I had to skirt around some flooded paths. I remember looking at the flowing water and thinking how grateful I was that my home seemed so high and dry at a time when so … Continue reading

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Looking for Spring

On Friday I went for a walk, looking for spring. I knew it had to be out there somewhere. And I found it.

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Vacation Day 2

On the second day of my vacation, we all went to Niagara Falls. I had never been there before, but I wasn’t expecting much. It’s a huge and famous waterfall, but it also has a sappy reputation, thanks to all … Continue reading

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Vacation Day 1

For our family vacation this year, we managed to talk my mom into renting a cottage on Keuka Lake (one of the Finger Lakes in New York state) instead of the usual Chesapeake Bay locale. Not that Maryland isn’t nice, … Continue reading

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Water, Water

I couldn’t have said it any better than this. No matter where I am, and even if I have no clear idea where I am, and no matter how much trouble I may be in, I can achieve a blank … Continue reading

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Hot Stuff

I am grateful for hot water. This place is going to be freezing cold during the winter. I got a taste of it last February, and I didn’t like it one bit. But we seem to have an abundant supply … Continue reading

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An Afternoon Walk

Images from an afternoon walk— Sections of the canal covered with floating autumn leaves. Zigzagging trails of clear water marking the passage of ducks. A capped jug bobbing cheerfully in the river. What’s in the jug? Moonshine, maybe. Or maple … Continue reading

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