The name of the title is first to go / followed obediently by the title, the plot, / the heartbreaking conclusion, the entire novel / which suddenly becomes one you have never read, never even heard of… —from “Forgetfulness” by Billy Collins Weeks from the official start of…
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This dispatch is longer and took a little more time than I’d hoped, thanks in part to an icy path that honored me with a mild concussion. I’m okay now…
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I was nearly finished with high school when I first imagined I could be a writer. Once word spread, I received a number of journals from well-meaning…
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Every year without knowing it / I have passed the day / When the last fires will wave to me / And the silence will set out / Tireless traveler / Like…
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As we stand, slouch, or slump at the beginning of 2022, I invite you to take a moment to look back and recognize those events, big and small, that have…
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Our psychology teacher, Mrs. Ramsey, pushes play and introduces us to Clive Wearing, a conductor and musician who, at age forty-six and the height of…
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Like anyone who has lost a partner, I faced a rather tedious and seemingly endless series of tasks. My to-do list grew, even as I worked to make it…
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The ocean was unusually clear during our visit to the Outer Banks, so I traded my sunglasses for my daughter’s snorkel mask and searched the water for…
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