Archive Monthly Archives: May 2017

Horseshoes in the Dark

The silhouette appeared against the cobalt sky for a brief moment before announcing its arrival with a muted thud on the grass.  A pair of smartphone flashlights flicked on, searching the lawn; there it was, embarrassingly far from the stake, even by our meager standards. “No points from that one.” Brian said as he retrieved […]

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Eternity in Seventeen Minutes

“Can you just lay here a minute?” I asked. On the crest of a deep sigh, my husband allowed his head to collapse into the pillow.  “We’re doing this again, are we?” “Yes.” “Honestly, I don’t know what you get out of it.” “Shhh,” I replied.  “Everything.”  I spread my left arm outward, searching.  Finding […]

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Air-Conditioning or ‘How I Became Weak’

I used to be tough.  I could weather a heat wave barely breaking a sweat.  Sure, summertime meant a small degree of discomfort, but it was eclipsed by fourth of July fireworks, barbecues, and afternoons at the outdoor pool.  It meant fun, freedom and adventure; it was a season to look forward to, and being […]

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The Theft of Beauty

Last week in the city of Boston, a theft was committed.  No one was physically injured, and it wasn’t reported to the police.  Most would call it a victimless crime, and the perpetrator probably had good intentions.  Furthermore, even if the offender could be caught, the case would never see the inside of a courtroom, […]

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