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virtual age

Every so often I feel older than my calendar age. While I know I’ve lived a healthy, privileged life, I sometimes suspect that the sun has gone up and down more than the 21,480 or so times some simple math … Continue reading

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dream sequence – part 70

We were waiting for our flight to leave from a small regional airport. Departure time had come and gone, and there had been no announcement of any kind. All of our fellow passengers began milling near the gate, waiting for … Continue reading

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none of my business

According to Google Maps, our home in Cochituate is just under 600 feet from the nearest Starbucks. On a clear day, we can pick up its WiFi signal better than our own. Given my love of coffee, you would think … Continue reading

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diaspora

My parents grew up across the street from each other in Williamsburg, Brooklyn before marrying and moving out to Farmingdale, in Nassau County, where my brothers and I grew up. It was relative stability for decades, but once we became … Continue reading

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cherita

I write a lot of haiku, but when I’m in the mood to stretch out, I’ll experiment with longer forms, such as the five-line tanka or the six-line cherita. A cherita unfolds like a very short story, beginning with a single line that effectively … Continue reading

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dream sequence – part 69

I was traveling with an ex-girlfriend — who over the course of the dream would be a mash-up of multiple ex-girlfriends and an ex-wife — and were waiting for a shuttle bus to take us to the airport. I sat at a bench in … Continue reading

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Lucille (dream sequence – part 68)

For reasons that were never explained, my brother, one of his friends and I were walking around in a residential section of Memphis. I recognized the street as belonging to one of the city’s more famous citizens. “That’s B.B. King’s … Continue reading

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