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Something to Raise our Spirits

The election of Donald John Trump was so demoralizing that I could not write.  But yesterday, the 22nd of January 2017, has so lifted my spirits that I am again moved to put fingers to keyboard. In December, I was … Continue reading

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A Prisoner’s Memory Strikes a Chord

“It struck me that day that kayaking on the lake was a good analogy for the way I wanted to live my life on this planet:  powered by my own efforts, gliding in harmony with the forces of nature, moving … Continue reading

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On the Coming of Winter

On October 28, 2011, Etna, New York had its first snowfall of the coming winter, with some of the snow remaining on the ground for a day or two in the higher elevations.  By 30 October, the temperature had dropped … Continue reading

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