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Nooby Abba Naba

The quiet morning hours are my favorite, before most humans began moving about their bustley days, when the sound of tires whirring against the pavement are sparse and distant, and the palette of stars prepares to yield the field for … Continue reading

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Unafraid of the Ball

Wednesday evening, watching my hometown Kansas City Royals’ road game against Cincinnati, I saw something I had never seen before. In the bottom of the 5th, with bases loaded, Cinci’s Jay Bruce popped up a hit that prompted the umpire … Continue reading

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A Dog’s Paean

Eddie is a an old, old dog. Ninety-two, in dog years, or so says one chart I consulted. Eddie has lived in this house much longer than I have, and I have been here a decade. Eddie is a foundling. … Continue reading

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Dream Alone

I had an unusually vivid dream last night. Normally I don’t remember my dreams. I know there are sleep studies that indicate everyone dreams, even if we don’t remember them. Some time ago I decided that when I remember my … Continue reading

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What We’ve Lost

I watch my dog out the back window. It is a cool day, temperatures in the low 50’s this morning. Perfect weather for a Husky mix, I gather, from Leon’s insistence on being outside. I have a chain staked into … Continue reading

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