Category Archives: Personal

The Games of August IV: Seeking The Heart is a Lonely Hunter

Yesterday I let Goodreads take me on a journey of odd literary connections that began with The Great Gatsby and left me with Harry the Dirty Dog. Today I took another tact. I decided to see how I could rank … Continue reading

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Games of August III: My Path of Favorites

I registered on Goodreads (www.goodreads.com). My intention was to set up an author page for my upcoming book, Architecture by Moonlight, but before I could do that I needed to have an account on the site. Inputting the usual data. … Continue reading

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Games of August – Measure Your Brow

August is hot and humid and not conducive to deep thought. Any thought, really. So, I’ve decided to find some simple games to play and share. Maybe they will shed some light on our place in the world. Probably not. … Continue reading

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Getting Our Due – Attitude Makes all the Difference

One of my tenants moved out. He gave notice in June and had paid rent through the end of July. I told him that if I rented the place before the end of the month I would refund him whatever … Continue reading

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My Handyman

My handyman is coming over tomorrow to check out some rickety windows.  I won’t tell you his name because if you knew it, you would call him to be your handyman.  He hates getting phone calls, and I want to … Continue reading

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The True Test of Being Passé – Launching my Middle-initialed Website

No one would call me trendy.  Anti-trendy overstates my level of trend awareness. Trend-ignorant is more like it.  All I know is that for the past fifty plus years, when I begin to favor a restaurant, it’s on its way … Continue reading

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Amour and Puppy Love

Here is a maxim to live by: Never watch a depressing French film with a puppy. My friend Chuck raved about Amour. It won lots of awards. I decided to set aside my distaste for subtitles and watch it. My … Continue reading

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Long June Days

Memories pile steep this time of year. The sun hangs in the sky for more than fifteen hours. More years rest within the vaults of my mind than will span future horizons. Long June days remind me of Minnie Diver, an … Continue reading

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It’s My Party – Come Any Way You LIke

Longstanding social customs allow hosts to recommend appropriate dress for an occasion: casual for garden parties; business attire for cocktail events; black tie for society weddings.  Announcing parameters around dress enable the host to establish a tone. If you arrive … Continue reading

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ICA’s World of Glass

There isn’t much in this world as variable in terms of quality and meaning as contemporary art. Some pieces are sublime; others provoke no response at all. I visit Boston’s Institute of Contemporary Art (free on Thursday evenings) several times … Continue reading

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