Monthly Archives: March 2013

The Storyteller

Jodi Picoult has an enchanting novel on the New York Times’ bestseller list called “The Storyteller.” It’s about a reclusive baker struggling to deal with the death of her mother who meets an old man at a grief support group. … Continue reading

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tracks

The worst part about train tracks is also the best: one rarely knows where they go. There are destinations – points of interest – where folks say they lead, but this information is usually unbeknownst to a guy standing on … Continue reading

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Playing blind

On my way home each day, I pass a place where folks go for free medical care. It’s not the kind of┬ápristine facility┬áthat takes Medicaid, cash or some other form of payment from poor people. It is free. 100 percent. … Continue reading

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Twenty years of sweetness

I thought I was going to die. Twenty years ago this month, when I was 10, I didn’t think I’d live to be 11. Now I’m quite certain I’ll hit at least 60, which is all the older I think … Continue reading

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Good times

No road should be named “Deadfall.” And if a man comes across a road named “Deadfall,” he should not go down it on a bicycle. It just sounds like the scene of a very dreary act of suicide. I never … Continue reading

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