Monthly Archives: May 2012

What he gave, I’ll never know

Memorial Day, 2012: One of the few clear images I have of Dad in World War II is of him slung into a kind of hammock, reading below deck of the USS Cabot in the South Pacific. It was a secret spot … Continue reading

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a button for Mother’s Day

Dear Mom, Today I sewed a button. I sewed it onto one of Dad’s old shirts, the short-sleeved one with blue, grey, white and red vertical stripes. I wear this shirt from time to time, not just because I like … Continue reading

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Rainbows and Coltrane: two of my favorite things

The man was looking up and snapping something with his cell phone. I looked up too, coming out of Family Fare with two bags full, and smiled: an exquisite rainbow. It was remarkably distinct, fully spanning the eastern sky from … Continue reading

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