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Dear John (and Margaret and Doreen and Larry and Alphonse and…)

It’s not you, it’s me. Shush, shush. No, don’t speak… It was 17 years ago on this very day that we first ran across each other.* Do you remember? You were a longstanding, traditional newspaper readership and I was a … Continue reading

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Border Story Story

DERBY LINE, Vt. — For generations, the sleepy towns of Stanstead, Quebec, and Derby Line, Vermont, have slumbered together in the proverbial twin beds of neighboring border communities. Most of the time, the two towns have dreamed their separate dreams … Continue reading

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Sizzlin’ Pop

Guys! Hey, guys! Ohmigod, guess what? No, seriously, guess. Parachute pants are coming back in style? No. Rudy Giuliani was stuffed into parachute pants and then dropped out of a plane without, ironically, a parachute? I wish! But no. You … Continue reading

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Pour Some Sugar in Me

I’m a father. I like sugar. I’m a sugar daddy. No? Not how that works? I do like my sweets, though. Always have. I don’t know where the sweet tooth comes from, whether it’s something I was born with or … Continue reading

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Your Average Poet Writes a Poem for Super Bowl

“Youth poet laureate Amanda Gorman to recite poem before Super Bowl LV” – CNN, January 27 When Sunday comes we ask ourselves Where can we find the football among these infinite channels? Will we eat of wings (chicken) festooned in … Continue reading

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