Monthly Archives: March 2013

It must be nice

March 19 – Well, here we are. Almost. We stand on the shaky precipice overlooking last stand canyon. For too many years I’ve nursed the quixotic notion, one I’m sure is common among aspiring writers, to chuck the grinding workaday … Continue reading

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Harrisburg: An ambrosial farewell

March 14 – It’s Thursday, around about 4:07 p.m. I ease the behemoth out of the Breslin driveway and onto Woodside Avenue. Rhoda’s dad watches from the street, much like he did when we pulled out of Berwyn a year … Continue reading

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Cumberland, Pennington, and all the rest of them Gaps

Dec. 14, Pennington Gap, Va. – Another day, another round of hit-and-run visits to sneak in before making up some of the 600 miles which still separate us from Spring City, Pa. We awoke in the parking lot of a … Continue reading

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The lost Bessemer tape, and more

Editor’s note: Time is slipping away. ‘Twas ever thus. The time to wrap up, or at least touch on, the adventures of December vanishes before me as a wintry constellation of March weather falls on central Pennsylvania. I’m holed up … Continue reading

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Dec. 12: So long, Texas. Nice seeing you, Louisiana … and hi there, Alabama

Editor’s note: It’s Monday, March 11 Tuesday, March 12 Wednesday, March 13 Thursday March 14 Sunday March 17 Monday March 18. By the way, happy birthday to Rhoda’s dad, who turns 70 today (March 13). Also, birthday wishes go out … Continue reading

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Too Long for Twitter: Alleged Journalism in the Age of Pedophilia

cc Jesus Christ in a cubicle with a dog-eared copy of the Associated Press Stylebook in his shaking hands. I know child pornography is the issue here, but, but, but … I just can’t seem to get over the subterranean … Continue reading

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Reasons I love America, Part II

March 7 – That glorious bumper demands no further discussion. As an expression of popular art, it stands on its own, mutually antagonistic merits. Nonetheless, I’ll say more. (Too much more.) Here in the Corporate States of America, we all … Continue reading

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