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One Hundred Year Poetry Celebration

Hey! I won honorable mention again in the Friends of the West Roxbury Library poetry contest! I’m happy.  The theme was “wonder” and I spied a bust of Shakespeare that inspired the poem. (see bottom of page)   One Hundred … Continue reading

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A Clementines and Pistachios Christmas

My parents grew up in the Depression. Creature comforts were scare and probably never more so than during the Christmas season. And that’s why it was a big deal in the 1930s when my Mom and Dad would get a … Continue reading

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With A Friend Like Joel

My friend Joel is full of surprises. Last Saturday morning, he called to say he would be stopping by with the latest one.  We had no idea but looked forward expectantly!!! Well, just imagine our surprise when Joel showed up … Continue reading

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Mowing the Leaves and a Changing of the Guard

Every New Englander knows, mowing the leaves is an art not a science. I was surveilling my back yard last weekend before raking the leave and then mowing the lawn. The lawn mowing would probably for the last time for … Continue reading

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Washed Away

September is winding down and so is this soggy summer.  The incessant rains long ago  washed away year’s tomato crop. And apparently, the monsoons washed away all the bunnies too. Once incredibly ubiquitous, the rabbits have basically disappeared from my … Continue reading

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Water World

A wet and soggy July is steaming to a sweltering end. I have no idea if the heat has anything to do with the start of the anthroprocene era, but an ice age would feel great right about now. Unfortunately, … Continue reading

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June and My Inner Cozy

Cold and rainy June is drawing to a close. And now’s the time to face the fact I must leave my warm nest and get outside. The problem is that since the pandemic and the lock downs I’m really comfy … Continue reading

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Year of The Rabbit

It is the Year of the Rabbit! My tomatoes are in trouble and I haven’t even planted them! Rabbits are running all over my back yard. And that’s because the rabbit population in these parts has exploded since the pandemic. … Continue reading

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A Very Nice Valentine’s Day

Recently, I’ve been helping take care of my elderly Dad who is getting over a little illness. Despite his age and not feeling 100% he still is true to himself. Even if he forgot it is Valentine’s Day! When I … Continue reading

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The Return of Winter Evenings

Winter has returned. It was touch and go for most of January but wintry real deal has finally showed up. Late in the night, with my cat, I watched the snow coming down in the still and quiet. Roused from … Continue reading

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