Monthly Archives: December 2011

Winter solstice

It’s the longest night of the year. Hard to believe. Maybe because the solstice is actually the 22nd this year. So, it’s just one of the longest nights. Pat’s making jerky from one of the big hunks of frozen meat he … Continue reading

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Island dreams

My parents and I are in Dallas, visiting my grandmother and uncle. It’s raining, and water is pouring from my uncle’s gutters onto the cement outside. Today, my brother–who’s in Vermont studying his ass off in engineering school–sent a picture … Continue reading

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