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Saltwater Lips, or Explaining the Ocean

Overheard in Maine: “And later we’re going to the ocean. Remember I told you about the ocean? It’s a big, big water…. No, there are no crocodiles.”  * So. Imagine a water. A big, big water. No, bigger than that. … Continue reading

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The shhhhwimmer

This past spring, I finally read “The Swimmer,” John Cheever’s classic short story about post-war alienation, male angst and chlorine. In the story, the slightly tipsy Neddy decides to swim home from a party, house to house, pool to pool. … Continue reading

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