Begin. Again.

I had a conversation with an old friend recently. We are both at the age where we are talking about retirement. His career has been a notable one in an interesting field. “Let’s write a book!” I suggest, excitedly. “We will tell your story.” “I don’t want to write a book.” Okay… My friend wants […]

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Silence

We are a forest of falling trees, crashing to the ground, one after the other, in a cascade of fear and sadness. And in complete silence. I ran into a friend yesterday. Hadn’t seen her for a few months. Her hair had grown longer and so, as we were standing on opposite sides of the […]

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100 Workers

Yesterday, I walked home via a different route than normal and I passed by this beautiful granite monument to 100 workers who died on the job. There are bronze plaques naming a worker and his or her cause of death for each year from 1901 to 1999. I am reminded of The Condition of the Working […]

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