Old Friends

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posted Aug 10, 2017


I am so lucky as to have old friends. Old friends go all the way back to before you carried the weight of your world, or at least to before you carried all of it. They’ve stayed in your life despite all the shit you’ve done and they’ve done,...

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Making the Choice, No Matter What Happens...

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posted Jan 11, 2016


“We’ll always keep in touch, no matter what happens.” “I’ll never betray you, no matter what happens.” “I’ll always love you, no matter what happens.” These are things we all say in a moment of raw, intense feeling.  We really mean the first part; boy do we mean it!...

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Estelle

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posted Sep 11, 2015


The tale of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde is so much a part of our popular culture that virtually everyone knows its key premise, without ever having read it, or even knowing who wrote it (Robert Louis Stevenson). For some reason (I’m guessing insanity), Jekyll wants to segregate the...

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Taking the Left Turn

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posted Jun 26, 2015


My son told me recently about a driving “adventure” that he and his buddy went on. The rules of the adventure were this: you drive straight ahead until you reach a T intersection, and then you have to turn right. You continue on straight, or making right turns, until...

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My Friend Iris

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posted Jun 18, 2015


I had a friend Iris. I say “had” because I ended the friendship definitively and incontrovertibly, about 18 years ago. I said, “Have a nice life,” and hung up on her. You can’t get any more final than that. This was in the old days, when there was an...

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