The Sound You Make

The Sound You Make

There are still vestiges of Christmas in the living room. Christmas music in the air. The coffee table strewn with devoured books. Country Cooking of Ireland. Romancing the Vine, Alan Tardi. Anchor and Flares, Kate Braestrup. How to cook a Moose, Kate Christensen. Gratitude, Oliver…

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Caged

Caged

Mohini was a regal white tiger. In the 1960s and 70s, she lived at the National Zoo in Washington DC. Most of those years she lived in the old lion house--a twelve-by-twelve-foot cage with iron bars and a cement floor.…

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He Wants To Live

He wants to live

Not long ago on our island--outside Engel's gas station--a portable marquee with ill-spaced black letters read, "Elderly man is safe   Listen to 1650 am." The entire island knew its significance. The week before, islander Andy Jovanovich thought it strange when…

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