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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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just a dream…

A few nights ago I had a dream that someone offered us a substantial sum of cash for our house in Wayland — far more than we thought it was worth. The dream seemed pretty unrealistic until I checked Zillow and Trulia, … Continue reading

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the carrot and the stick

Not too long ago, I possessed a determined drive to hang up the spurs. I set a goal, and we put a plan in motion to reach that goal by age 60 — a little more than a year and a half … Continue reading

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in the white room

I should start out by stating that I don’t believe in The Afterlife, nor do I believe that dreams are symbolic “messages” intended to be decoded into urgent advice. In this particular case (as well as nearly all cases), I’m … Continue reading

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Puerto Rican Gumbo

Readers of this blog surely know by now that I’ve got an obsession with identity. The fact that I was raised vanilla-white in a homogeneous New York City suburb — unaware for years of the dirty secret of my ethnic background — has resonated … Continue reading

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after the storm

Vieques is a tiny island about 8 miles away from the larger island of Puerto Rico. Its uniquely isolated geography makes it an ideal retreat for tourists, but also renders it particularly vulnerable to a natural disaster like Hurricane Maria. … Continue reading

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“Chuck”

His name wasn’t “Chuck”. It wasn’t even his nickname, truth be told, but rather a disparaging sobriquet we’d hurl at him whenever he uncorked an errant throw. By Junior High School age he was a fairly good athlete, which made … Continue reading

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