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Maraca

Had a major birthday a couple months back. Here is what I got: a cardiologist, an orthopedist and a million pills. I will not go into gory details; after all...
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Hang up

We picked up an old steel kitchen shelf unit at the Elephant’s Trunk flea market in New Milford. It was during a period when we were collecting such cabinets, r...
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Hand to moth

We were sitting on the couch the other night, minding our own business, when a moth fluttered through the room. It was not one of those large, dusty ones bu...
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Stubbly

I had a beard for a few years. It was very unconvincing camouflage for a runaway double chin. A few years later when I was tired of it, I shaved it off. ...
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Organic compost

We are members of a CSA. I can’t figure out what those letters represent, but what it means is every Tuesday we go to this nearby yoga studio and pick up a few ...
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Blind ambition

As I age, I develop certain rhythms along with the other achy symptoms of geezertude. I am scheduled to be at work at 4 p.m. In my mind, this means I have to be...
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Cords

In the late 70s, there was a regulation handed down from the appropriate branch of the bureaucracy requiring tool manufacturers to limit the length of all power...
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Miles of piles

Ready? Let’s start cleaning! OK, three piles: Goodwill, Garbage, Storage and — make that four piles. The fourth pile is “keep,” I guess that is a subset of “...
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Here’s Johnny!

Those of us who read Stephen King’s novel “The Shining” may recall the main reason Jack Torrance and his family was holed up in the big, haunted hotel, was to m...
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Flaky

By the time you read this, you might be stretched out on a hammock in your back yard. As I type this, the region is recovering from the second snowstorm in a we...
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Junk Drawer

“Don’t sweat the small stuff.” I don’t. Now and then, however, when the surfaces in the house become cluttered with pens and tools or cooking utensils, we go ar...