Category Archives: Human Condition

600 Doubts

Green Mountains burn at the edges today. September sumac gone fast ablaze, Mount Ellen royal in her golden strings, we travel through New England fog eyes fixed on this snow rising up with the day. Somewhere under there, is one rusty … Continue reading

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Simple Questions

Dear Grandma, My children now ask so many questions: Does a gazillion have a gazillion zeros? Do skunks make soup from skunk cabbage? Do potatoes have so many eyes to see better in the dark? Fish sharing food with friends, … Continue reading

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Grandma Lessons

My grandma never talked about the matters of the heart or complicated feelings. She hadn’t heard of Freud, or Buddha, or Quran, and could not quote from Bible. But half-way through the day she would pour out the ready curdled milk … Continue reading

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