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Spring. Science. Hope.

Rockaway Park, Monday April 12, 2021 I have an appointment to get my eyes tested at 5pm. My glasses are taped together. It required an infraction of this magnitude for me to schedule this overdue test.  No corrective lenses would have helped me see this time coming. Still, here we […]

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How On Earth Are You?

(Photo from Olomouc, Czech Repbublic – Image for new single ‘We Don’t Have To Talk About It’ )   Rockaway, New York, Sat Jan 30th, 2021   Even in the best of times January lingers, hangs around a little too long.   December’s poor house guest, the smell of yesterday’s feast. […]

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The Year That Fell Off the Calendar

Rockaway, September 29th, 2020 The Day of the first Presidential Debate/ The Tuesday after Trump’s Tax Revelations/ Half a Year into the Pandemic/ Children back at NY Public Schools/ Cases Rising in Ireland and many parts of NY   Bless me reader for I have sinned. It has been 270,000 […]

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Why I Missed Last Saturday’s Stream

Rockaway Park, July 10th, 2020   Last Saturday, July 4th, was the first livestream that I have missed since the lockdown began in mid March. A sideways summer rain taps gently on my window. The bedroom curtains dance to the sirens. I am back in Rockaway this weekend. My father […]

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The Life Cycle of Frogs

East Durham, May Something-th, 2020    I promised her frogs. ”If you’re very quiet we might see frogs.” I’ve been promising this for weeks. Clearly having forgotten the precise timing of the life cycle of frogs, a life cycle that was so thoroughly imparted to me at St. Jospeh’s National […]

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Skimming Stones

East Durham, NY, Friday May 1st, 2020 I grew up in Meadowbrook, Riverstown, Glanmire, County Cork. Beside the Glashaboy river.  We had two television channels. We spent a lot of time by the river. Skimming stones and building rope bridges as children. Drinking cans as teenagers. It comes back to […]

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