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Update

This is the first opportunity I have had to write since moving into the new apartment. Yesterday Arielle came over and took charge for a couple of hours. When she left, the place was cleaner, a bit more organized, and … Continue reading

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Out, Damned Pots

After a while I just start throwing stuff into boxes. A week ago, maybe even yesterday, it mattered that things be packed carefully. Now I no longer care. The movers can break all this kitchen crap and I won’t blink. … Continue reading

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Once More, with Feelings

The scavenging for boxes, the selecting, packing and stacking of my belongings,  are almost done. My bedroom’s five bookshelves are empty. I haven’t gone through the chest of drawers, but I figure that should be easy. Clothing will go into two deep … Continue reading

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The New Place

The new place is indeed very posh and as secure as a fortress. It is in a very hip neighborhood. Do people still say ‘hip’? I signed the 50-page electronic lease promising I would never break it. If I do, … Continue reading

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A Moment

I am sitting at a long communal table in a new and crowded Near Eastern eatery. I am  enjoying a messy pita sandwich that has leaked feta cheese onto my lap. I am next to three teen-aged boys who are … Continue reading

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Songs

My world has been defined by the written word. Newspapers, magazines, radio, television, documentary films, speechwriting a time or two, novels, plays, short stories, flash fiction, non-fiction books, and songs, lots and lots of songs. I write in French and … Continue reading

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Today I mowed my lawn for the last time. Wait, that sounds wistful, and I am anything but wistful. I have always hated mowing the lawn and spent countless hours digging up sod to put in trees, bushes, a pond, a … Continue reading

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