April 7, 2017 (Friday)

April 6, 2018

The sun is out. The sky is still cloudy, though – but I like the variegated expanse more than the single texture, whether all clear, all blue, or all coated. I feel I’m being evasive here. I went to bed last night with the news of US airstrikes against Syria (and indirectly against Russia) ringing […]

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April 6, 2017 (Thursday)

April 5, 2018

Today I was up at the crack of dawn – by my lights, anyway, 6a.m. is dawn. There’s a trio of crows winging across the thickly clouded sky now, at 6:40a.m. Such a spongy texture, so soft, just a hint of the rains to come (or at least predicted). One crow remains, the other two […]

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April 5, 2017 (Wednesday)

April 4, 2018

Kind of a rough start to the morning, I’m now running behind as it were – were I to have anything to run behind… At about 4-something-a.m. I woke from a stupid dream involving conferences, airlines, steam rooms, horrible accommodations for disadvantaged moms who let their children go missing and who lived in a depressing […]

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April 4, 2017 (Tuesday)

April 3, 2018

I have a card, a reprint of a New Yorker cartoon by P. Steiner of two dogs, unleashed and un-humaned, walking side by side down a sidewalk bordered by a white picket fence with the quintessential dormered and clapboarded Cape behind, a deciduous tree, a shrub, and a pine tree in the yard. The dog […]

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April 3, 2017 (Monday)

April 2, 2018

A flock of Canada Geese flew past my bathroom window this morning, starting a perfect formation (albeit not yet reaching the classic “V”). I could see them approach in the mirror, at right angles to the window, as though they were flying one way, before seeing them fly the other way when I looked out […]

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April 2, 2017 (Sunday)

April 1, 2018

It snowed a lot yesterday. Quite a lot in fact. All of it was extremely slushy and wet, but snow and blow it did, starting around midday (after a morning filled with wintry mix and ice pellets) and lasting till about 4p.m., after which it was all bluster. But the wind was cold, perhaps making […]

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April 1, 2017 (Saturday)

March 31, 2018

Skyped with A. We talked about the weather – a freakish heatwave in Europe, whereas we’re punished by a miserable winter storm that’s less of a storm and more of a seemingly interminable drabness and misery. I also talked about the politics here and how I’m just about ready to run screaming from the room […]

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March 31, 2017 (Friday)

March 30, 2018

I wonder what my mind did – what I thought about – during the “rusty nail” incident, before I passed out? There must have been a rising sensation of fear, and then pain, so what would my mind have done? How would it have reacted? We know that eventually, at some point, it blacked out […]

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March 30, 2017 (Thursday)

March 29, 2018

Last night W. and I went to a dance performance, which was a fundraiser for three refugee families newly settled in [city]: one Afghani, one Syrian, one Congolese. I don’t think any of them were at the event, however. The event venue has a raised, open area in back, and the first thing to greet […]

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March 29, 2017 (Wednesday)

March 28, 2018

Mid-“week,” for those who are nine-to-fivers on a Monday to Friday schedule. Their numbers are …numbered? Either their jobs already have or will morph into the precariat economy – not all, obviously, but a growing minority of them – or, if they are employed in such a traditional way (employed, mind, not the small business […]

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