Monthly Archives: May 2012

THE NEW LITTLE ONES

There goes the  ibis followed by a little one. There goes the crane being followed, too, by one just hatched not very long ago. Then there goes  the goose preceding her offspring but not by many steps — and the … Continue reading

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THE CLOUDS AS ACTORS

As dawn creeps into day the eastern clouds pretend that they’re a mountain range just above the tops of trees.   Then they pretend that they’ve been finger painted by little ones  who think the sky’s an easel: blue and … Continue reading

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RAY DOWD

When I was a kid I thought that Decoration Day was the day we decorated our bicycles. The parade was a spectacle that marched by our home and all of it was party-like. Crepe paper streamers were woven into our … Continue reading

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WOODBRIDGE & GOOGLE

Why I hadn’t been curious long before I do not know — but one day, recently I started walking on two bridges made of wood — a new pathway for my morning ambulations.   Suddenly, I remembered: one of my … Continue reading

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THE SHAPE OF THE MOON

The moon becomes misshapen as its fullness disappears to watchers of the night who note is shrinking shape as time goes by.   Those drawn to its roundness become less interested when the lunar sphere begins to take on shadows. … Continue reading

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I BOUGHT A TRIKE

I never dreamed I’d own a tricycle. I already own one vehicle. It’s white — and so’s my trike. And, Oh, I like my trike! It resuscitates old age a mite — at least the old bones I own. Where … Continue reading

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LOVELY DRUDGERY

I came across “lovely drudgery” while reading TIME magazine. I stole it right away because I had to have it. I doubt they’ll miss it.   It’s what parents often know though in its TIME context it had to do … Continue reading

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MY MIND AND WALKING

I have concluded after a bit of concluding that my mind tends to wander into various places — but  especially into three places as I take  my walks in the morning .   The first to dominate are the things … Continue reading

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BEST LONGEVITY

In my high school Class of 1945 I was not particularly known to be the best in anything particular. But I thought that I’d return one day to show them all a portion of my fame — but that fame … Continue reading

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IT IS POSSIBLE

It is possible that one of my grandfathers or one of my great grandfathers who were all likely alive in 1912 were as intrigued by the crescent moon that graced the dawn of the mid April sky — were moved … Continue reading

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