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Westerberg or Western Beef

WESTERBERG OR WESTERN BEEF She was a young one – younger than me, that I could tell. She had that fresh presumption: how the world was good and joyous so often held by the young. She said she was twelve … Continue reading

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Not Smart

NOT SMART This day has long been coming and should have anticipated in the months, weeks, days that preceded it. Now, the toll has been taken, the die been cast. I have outgrown my smart car. Between the rodizios the … Continue reading

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Graduation Day

GRADUATION DAY Eventually you’ll have to give up the ghost accept defeat dip your finger in the wind and figure whither way the wind flows. Someday, you’ll see the forest from the trees find the needle in the haystack recognize … Continue reading

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His New Feathers

HIS NEW FEATHERS He eyes the mask warily wondering when it will call to him. Usually, he is safe until dusk and feels no need to don disguises – but some days he can go through days without an urge … Continue reading

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Friday’s Bench

FRIDAY’S BENCH The old man rests on the bench he does not fill it. There is room for others to join him. No one does. He sits alone barely occupying his space a ghost in the pale afternoon. He may … Continue reading

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Dirty Pages

DIRTY PAGES We snuck to the shed before dinner where his brother kept the stash of adult magazines that for years we had no interest in but recently had hoped to explore. Hal had discovered where Hank had kept them … Continue reading

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Holidaze

HOLIDAZE My forgetful father did not bother to round up the children to find the afikomen which meant the Seder never ended and the extended family never left the house and no one ever had desert. Passover is coming around … Continue reading

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Terminate the Debate

TERMINATE THE DEBATE There’s a movie based on a book based on a theory that if you could use more of your brain’s power than the presumed ten percent you could become an unstoppable superhero with powers far beyond those … Continue reading

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…When You Play…

…WHEN YOU PLAY… It’s the greatest show. You have to watch it! It’s not starting for another few weeks. Yeah, but it’s got great source material. Please don’t make me watch that show. Have I ever steered you wrong? You … Continue reading

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Being Bald

BEING BALD I cut myself shaving today. You’d think that bald there would be less to shave but how do you think that baldness is maintained? It takes vigilance and effort to remain so clean and when you’re as slothful … Continue reading

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