Category Archives: thoughts

The foibles of youth…

I often find myself thinking, “man, I wish I understood ___________ when I was younger.”  But I didn’t.  Our brains are not developed enough.  I understand this now.  I’ve been mired in travelling down memory lane for a few months.  … Continue reading

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l-i-v-i-n’

In the movie Finding Forrester, teenage Jamal is surprised to discover that famed writer William Forrester reads The National Enquirer.  Forrester says he reads the New York Times as his main course but the Enquirer is dessert.  I understand that … Continue reading

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January at the cabin in my head..

And it’s cold/flu season.  But the cabin is toasty warm, thanks to the wood stove and the ample supply of firewood I’ve chopped.  I’m languishing in the rustic sleigh bed, enveloped in the comforting embrace of the featherbed and covered … Continue reading

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What did you say?

It’s no secret that I love language, vocabulary, euphemisms, colloquialisms, etc.  What I love most is the “language” that develops within families or amongst friends.  My maternal grandmother was always “old” to me.  She was 70 years older than I … Continue reading

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Thinking too much or too little…

“Why should things be easy to understand.”  This is attributed to the author Thomas Pynchon whose “The Crying of Lot 49” I consumed as an ignorant college student.  I had no idea what the story was about and have pondered, … Continue reading

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