Monthly Archives: August 2008

HOUSED IN A TORTOISE SHELL

There was a time back long ago I thought the world I’d change. That time has passed and it didn’t last and the world stays much the same. The world changed me more than I changed it as my destiny … Continue reading

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THE SHORE

Out of the water and on to land our forebears came. Evolution’s claim we understand. So many of us are drawn to the shore there where primordial feelings stored are stirred. Now staring at the sea the brevity of me … Continue reading

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NEARLY FORTY YEARS AGO

Some twenty miles to the south over the waters I now gaze upon is a beach I once sailed to from this very shore nearly forty years ago in a ten foot ten inch boat that I had built — … Continue reading

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WHAT GRANDMA DID

They went down to the sea one day where grandma and grand daughter played. But lurking near were jelly fish — definitely not a tasty dish. And they are dangerous with their sting and if they’re touched, can spawn crying. … Continue reading

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THE UNINVITED GUEST

Fog sometimes lingers longer than is welcome here. An uninvited guest it permeates this place upon the shore distorting or denying vision, and hovering — its dampness felt upon our faces and on the chairs so often used to watch … Continue reading

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INCREDULOUS BUT NOT SURPRISED

From time to time some brilliant and successful men go tumbling off their pedestals of fame because some woman offers them erotic lures and they’re unable to abstain hoping and perhaps believing that their chances of discovery are nil. Likely … Continue reading

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BREAKFAST TIME ON THE SHORE

When the sea gull rose from the shadows his wings took on the light of the rising sun and they sparkled there in the air as he soared and scanned the land and sea on his way to dine on … Continue reading

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NEIGHBOR TENDERS

Our neighbors tend our growing things while we’re away. They need a modicum of care when we’re not there. (Our “growing things” that is. and not our neighbors). Our neighbors tend themselves quite well when we’re away — at least … Continue reading

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ASSESSING

Half way through my life (don’t ask me how I knew) I weighed it and measured it — placed a value on it then moved on. Now that length has nearly doubled. I’ve put away the scales and tape and … Continue reading

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THE STORM

We had a great view of the storm that passed over Long Island Sound traveling from west to east — close enough so that we could sense its energy — far enough away that we avoided its frenzy. We watched … Continue reading

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