Celebrating a Year

January 12, 2017

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1-12-17And suddenly, nearly overnight, we are snowless once again.

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January 18, 2017 at 10:47 am

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week 431 ~ for the children

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me-431

for the children
for the voiceless
now don’t ask when
for the children
shout yes we can
reverse this mess
for the children
for the voiceless

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January 18, 2017 at 10:45 am

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January 11, 2017

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1-11-17Happy birthday to my littlest grandboy S, turning 3 today. A cheerful heart and a burst of optimistic energy, he’s a light shining through the ominous gloom of the next four years. Obama is the only President he and his big brother D have ever known, so from their point of view a President is a smart black man with a great loving family. Hold onto that thought, kiddo– we’ll do all we can to get you back there.

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January 17, 2017 at 11:29 pm

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January 10, 2017

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1-10-17The snow is still with us, although starting to melt into itself. And I’m working away deep in project-land, nearly oblivious. I force myself out of my head and into the cold to walk to the nearby drugstore just before dark, and returning see one of the kids on my street determinedly building a snowman bigger than herself, racing the rising temperatures, quite certainly knowing her victory is pyrrhic.

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January 17, 2017 at 10:58 pm

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January 9, 2017

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1-9-17 Juggling projects, diving into the work, perhaps to distract myself from the blizzard of fake news obscuring the political landscape. What lies under the lies? We’ll find out soon, no matter what.

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January 17, 2017 at 10:38 pm

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January 8, 2017

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 1-8-17No music today, but lots of shoveling. It seems that winter has arrived for good. But, what’s that? It’ll be 50 degrees in a couple of days? The quixotic  joys of southern New England.

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January 17, 2017 at 10:06 pm

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January 7, 2017

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1-7-17And the snowfall comes overnight, piling up, more than expected, lasting longer than expected. We finally decide to call off rehearsal tomorrow morning, too much shoveling to get everyone here on time, and who knows if the parking ban will be lifted. P & I light a fire and settle in for a long winter’s night.

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January 17, 2017 at 9:10 pm

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