From the monthly archives: February 2014

When I Was A Kid…

February 23, 2014 by

…my family moved to the U.S. from Lincoln, England. I was five years old. It was the summer of 1956. We were all refugees in our heads and my father was a refugee in fact. He’d fled Poland in 1939, made it to England and joined the RAF. He met my mother at Friday night […]

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Do Clothes Make The Man?

February 16, 2014 by

Before we get started, let’s be clear that by “Man” in the title of this post, I mean men and women. The aspect of our clothes…their importance to who we are, their freeing and constraining virtues are the same in varying degrees for both sexes. “Varying degrees” is clearly the key term here, and I’ll […]

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It’s been an interesting week here in my head, and I’m going to write this fast so the emotions get on the page without too much editing. My wife had a dear high-school friend and her husband in from New York for a visit. They’re both friends of mine, too, of course, but the week […]

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And Then What Happened?

February 2, 2014 by

So here’s how it started… First, a sushi dinner, an early one, home by 7:00 on what seemed to be the coldest day of January this past Thursday, 49 degrees and dropping. (Okay, you East-Coasters I know how ludicrous that sounds.) So we built a beautiful fire, put on some Bill Evans and enjoyed the […]

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