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April 30, 2018

Walking to Work on a Spring Afternoon

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Spring is so long in coming this year that just one day of balmy weather makes you believe or do crazy things. That’s what happened to me several weeks ago – it made me crazy enough to think that I could write a poem.

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April 4, 2018

Confessions of an Amateur Pianist

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I had an unexpected musical awakening a little over a month ago that hasn’t let go of me. First let me bore you with a little background. My mom sings and plays the piano and my dad is a music teacher so it was a no-brainer that I start studying...

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February 15, 2018

Winter Just Ain’t What It Used to Be

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Winter just ain’t what it used to be, so tap a sugar maple tree. Now what should we do? Christmas is over and the weather is terrible. What I mean by terrible is this: After a gorgeous snowfall and terrific sledding with our kids, the temperature...

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January 4, 2018

Much Better Than Christmas Day

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The notes my children bring home from school usually inspire anxiety: either over their behavior or, much worse, over the costumes I’ll have to sew for the school play. But a few weeks ago my children bounced in the door waving a lengthy memorandum...

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