Monthly Archives: August 2016

hours we can’t have back

I’ve had a life-long aversion to commercial music, seeking solace in types of independent radio stations that have sadly gone silent in recent years, even in historically music-friendly places like Boston. In times like these I’ve turned to college radio. When … Continue reading

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as good as lost

Sometimes I know exactly where I am, but it isn’t where I want to be. That elusive destination is often in plain view, rendering me literally an outsider looking in. I had a dream like that this morning. I was … Continue reading

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the unseen darkness

In my dreams I keep a sealed, unlabeled envelope tucked away in a secret place. Only I know its contents — no one else is aware of its existence, let alone the darkness inside. Once or twice I’ve thought about destroying it, … Continue reading

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fragments

I wish all of my dreams were linear narratives, but the truth is that most of them are fragments and vignettes, unrelated imagery and seemingly nonsensical conversations. Needless to say, I don’t subscribe to the belief that each dream has … Continue reading

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the end of an era

I’ve lived in Massachusetts for just over 20 years, and for 16 of those years, at least one of my children has lived here as well – either here in Cochituate with me and Mary, or somewhere nearby. That all … Continue reading

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