Monthly Archives: October 2017

Hospital Hill

In Northampton,┬áthere is a hospital on a hill or at least there was. My mother grew up sledding down Hospital Hill in the shadows of the Northampton State Hospital in days when winter provided more snow than it does these … Continue reading

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Year 17

We begin year seventeen with less fanfare than year one and I can’t even remember now what I was doing the moment that it began senior year of high school focused on football, girls, and my truck not realizing I … Continue reading

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58 People

58 people have died today 58 people have gone away 58 people and now you pray for Las Vegas.   58 people have died today in Las Vegas but it’s everyday in Iraq and it’s everyday in Afghanistan don’t you … Continue reading

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Flowers

Vases full of freshly-cut flowers sit on the sills of windows opened to the world and with all the beauty of the presentation death hides in plain sight. We don’t see that life is gone until all that’s left are … Continue reading

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