Monthly Archives: September 2013

Birthday Cards

Birthday Cards Recently I celebrated a birthday, and I won’t tell you how many cards I got, but I will tell you that I treasured each and every one of them. I looked carefully at the cover, read the sentiment … Continue reading

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Through Rustling Leaves

Through Rustling Leaves (from the archives) By Dorothy Corson I love to scuff through rustling leaves In autumn’s frosty breeze And see the few remaining ones Splash color on the trees.   The pop of roasting chestnuts, The scent of … Continue reading

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The Last Rose of Summer

The Last Rose of Summer When I was a kid, my mother had something called “The Laughing Record.” You played it on a wind-up gramophone, and it would begin with a soulful rendition of “The Last Rose of Summer” with … Continue reading

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More Weird Headlines

More Weird Headlines   How to Punish Robots If They Turn Against You Washington Post 3/10 A Goat Walks into a Bar Valley News 4/6 Wild Moose Runs Across Dartmouth Green Valley News 6/5 (As I wrote to the editor, … Continue reading

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Bravery and Sadness

Bravery and Sadness Warning: this may be tough to read. It was wrenching, but somehow necessary, to write. I didn’t want to write about my Aunt Dot’s battle with cancer, but I’ve realized I can’t do her story justice without … Continue reading

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Aunt Dot

Aunt Dot How will I ever adequately describe my Aunt Dot who was aunt, second mother, sort- of- sister, best friend, and number one fan? The thing is, I can’t. I’ve started this piece many times, written and rewritten, composed … Continue reading

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Books, Books, and More Books

Books, Books, and More Books Soon I’m going to stop making note of the books I’d like to read. Maybe after I’ve filled the current notebook which is already bulging. I mean there’s no way I will ever read all … Continue reading

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