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“To the Garbage Collectors in Bloomington, Indiana, the First Pickup of the New Year” by Phillip Appleman

(the way bed is in winter, like an aproned lap,     like furry mittens,     like childhood crouching under tables) The Ninth Day of Xmas, in the morning black outside our window: clattering cans, the whir of a hopper, shouts, … Continue reading

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Winsor McCay’s Happy New Year

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Through Phyllis Diller glasses

I had lunch with Mom today at her retirement home. We sat with Yvonne and Inez and ate chicken tenders and french fries. Inez shared a couple stories about growing up on a farm and the pet crow she had … Continue reading

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Cleaning my plate/ cleaning my soul

It’s the new year. A time to make account of all the deeds and misdeeds of the previous year, embrace failings, and move toward commitment to our better selves for the year to come. After services today we went out … Continue reading

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Happy New Year

(one of my grandmother’s postcards)

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New Year’s blues

As is our tradition, blues brought in the New Year— Guy King and his Little Band at Andy’s. For me the blues hold the richness of what the year will offer— the complicated, layered, and unexpected challenges and gifts of … Continue reading

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New Year’s purgings

New Year’s purgings: 1. I gave up needing to be further along in class than I am because last Thursday was Rosh Hashananh and I had to take the day off. Then my uncle died Monday morning and I took … Continue reading

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