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Good Neighbors

The old man recalled thinking about the reasons why those who knew his wife and lived near her hadn’t visited the terminally ill neighbor, attended her funeral service or, after her death, expressed their heartfelt condolences to him.  Many of … Continue reading

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The Beauty of Fireflies

Lark had lived for so very long.  She had been witness to the birth of many, many years and she stood silently, and with very little notice, as those years died and turned into memories.  Her life had been filled … Continue reading

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On The Way to Noel

I was twelve years old in 1961 and my family lived in the dry, hot Arizona city of Yuma. My older brother spent a summer or two with my grandparents and great aunt in the southwestern Ozark town of Noel, … Continue reading

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Daydreaming is Recommended

Can any of us live solely in the realm of reality?  Without the occasional escape into the kingdom of fantasy can our lives be bearable?  Is it so terrible to imagine that we are someone else, or our lives are … Continue reading

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The End of Summer

I am certain that, in many ways, I knew the old man better than he knew himself, certainly better than anyone else knew him.  The old man had some regrets as summer neared its end, but not many.  He knew … Continue reading

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The Unassuming Golfer

Golf, as anyone who has ever played the game will certainly tell you, can be one of the most exasperating experiences imaginable.  Just when you are convinced you have mastered the complex parts of the game, everything goes wrong and … Continue reading

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The Wind in the Trees

As the soft breeze passes through the treetops it promises to be gentle and asks only that the trees allow their leaves to whisper softly as the wind continues on its journey.  The synergy between the wind and the trees … Continue reading

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