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Nostalgia, Comfort Food, and Cherry Tomatoes

If nostalgia is the comfort food of memory, what do we make of the fact that memory is so slippery? For the first thirty years of my life, I believed wholly in the memory I had of waking up in … Continue reading

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What the Heck is Fiction Any More?

First, in the Shameless Commerce Department:  Please join me for the launch of the fourth Elder Darrow mystery, Last Call at the Esposito, on Tuesday, September 24 at 7 PM at Longfellow Books. There will be cake, maybe pie, a … Continue reading

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Yours, Mine, and Ours

It seems only fitting, since my date this month lands directly on Independence Day, that I get to meander a little bit about the nature of independence. Like almost everyone, I love a parade and I love even more the … Continue reading

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No Spectators

Since we’re getting close to Fathers’ Day, I’d like to move away from our usual topics of Maine and writing and give a little extra appreciation to the Old Man™. Though, in fact, he’s been as proud of me as … Continue reading

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Serendipity Rules

Many decades ago, as a young freshman at a small liberal arts college in Maine that shall go herein unnamed, I was cautioned by the then-president, named after a Confederate general, to practice the art of serendipity. His advice? Go … Continue reading

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Fall Down Nine Times, Get Up Ten

Or, if as happened earlier this month on my second outdoor walk of the spring, fall down once on an icy patch in the shade on Charles Jordan Road, get up, and don’t fall down again. But falling down—failing—is so … Continue reading

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Hold My Mail!

I do wish the bhastids wouldn’t start sending them out in January. But I’ll get to that in a minute. We’ve had a slow month post-holidays chez Cass. I’ve been rehabbing from a hip injury and working my way through … Continue reading

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