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“Getting Thrown”

“Getting Thrown” One time, in my riding days in Downeast Maine, I went trotting up and down the neighborhood of Back Bay Road in search of the people who owned our right-of-way and shore strip. I needed to find them … Continue reading

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“Things in Their Right Places”

“Things in Their Right Places” The editing of my to-be-reissued memoir has its own life rhythms. The version that appeared a decade ago included a scaffolding of explanations. At that point, I was trying to do something that received opinion, … Continue reading

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“Valentine’s Day”

“Valentine’s Day” Jerry and I have each been working single-mindedly on editing our respective books. The editing process has its own kind of tension. It is not the open-ended agony of scripting the original draft, where you don’t know if … Continue reading

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“Cowboy Up”

  “Cowboy Up” Like many girls, I’ve always loved horses. What does that mean? I don’t know if it has to mean anything. When there were still dray horses on Madison Avenue, the household sugar cubes used to disappear into … Continue reading

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“Health”

“Health”  I have never, never trusted doctors. It is not because my current medical support team is unskillful or uncaring. Of course, earlier white-coated cohorts, still standing out in memory, were deficient by comparison, but that’s not the heart of … Continue reading

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“Fun”

“Fun” Whenever I really had fun, I hadn’t sought it and never called it that.  What times am I thinking of? There was the time a select group of us young colleagues, who were fired for resisting the powers that … Continue reading

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“Desire”

“Desire”  Catherine Deneuve, the iconic French film star, has said in a recent interview in Paris Match, “Desire is the motor of my life.”  There is nothing unusual in this, nor does it pertain to film stars uniquely.  Desire is the … Continue reading

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