October 1, 2017 (Sunday)

September 30, 2018

And now it’s October, and, back in B.,  I am already shrinking in fear from the wild idea of moving to New York for, say, a “sabbatical” (whatever its length). Why? Fear of giving up the creature comforts, the happy conveniences of living on a large footprint and accessing familiar services, from doctors and specialists […]

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September 30, 2017 (Saturday)

September 29, 2018

The trip back to Boston was pleasant enough. We took the shuttle bus service again (already prepaid) and this time had an exceptionally chill driver. A young guy from Brooklyn, but now living in Queens, a high schooler during 9/11, calm as can be as he maneuvered through once-again stop and go, sometimes hellish traffic […]

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September 29, 2017 (Friday)

September 28, 2018

A rushed morning, we need to be ready and done with everything by 8:25 when the shuttle – yes, that shuttle – arrives to pick us up. Another long day of massive walking yesterday for me. I went out to Queens, to Flushing Meadows Park, to visit the Queens Museum to see a scary exhibit, […]

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September 28, 2017 (Thursday)

September 27, 2018

Today I’ve got that confusing “tired but energized” vibe going on. I really like this area (Lower Manhattan) which seems to have gotten a vast life injection in the last couple of decades (I mean also from even before 9/11, which of course blew it apart completely). People actually live and play here again, versus […]

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September 27, 2017 (Wednesday)

September 26, 2018

We should have driven from home to Manhattan – it would have shaved hours off the trip. Arrived at the Depot, waited for the train, which was late. Walked to the Blue Line (should have taken the Green Line to Government Center and switched, but didn’t; live …and maybe learn). Arrived at the airport barely […]

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September 26, 2017 (Tuesday)

September 25, 2018

Got up at 5:55 after sleeping fitfully. Now I’m dressed, have closed all the windows and blinds, and in half an hour we leave the house. It’s foggy, really foggy. I hope it’s not affecting flights at Logan; our 10a.m. flight won’t be in the fog, but there may be knock-on effects from flights scheduled […]

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September 25, 2017 (Monday)

September 24, 2018

On a recent walk W. talked again about not knowing how much longer he wants to do “this,” meaning the usual morning routine of getting up early, being on a very tight schedule, feeling rushed, heading off to work. What he would prefer instead is getting up — or waking up — more naturally, not […]

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September 24, 2017 (Sunday)

September 23, 2018

A. says he has started listening to Jordan Peterson’s “bible stories” lectures, and I meanwhile have been thinking about this “sin” aspect Peterson describes. “Sin” defined as a missing of the aim, of not hitting the target, whether because of carelessness (sin of omission) or purposefully (sin of commission). And I’ve wondered how this relates […]

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September 23, 2017 (Saturday)

September 22, 2018

Today we slept until a woodpecker’s persistent and rhythmic rat-a-tat-tat woke us. It seemed to come from a window, a window frame. (I’ll have to check later today to see if there’s any damage on the woodwork.) Yesterday was the beginning of fall, and the weather was appropriately autumnal: very cool, rainy, full of clouds […]

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September 22, 2017 (Friday)

September 21, 2018

Another very rainy and blustery day. Lest my Wednesday repeat itself, I will be out and about today, even if I get soaked. A crazily disoriented bird, which looked like nothing more than a medium-sized gold-brown piece of foliage, just banged twice (second time on the ricochet of its swirl) against my window, having been […]

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