Mythology

Here comes the walking alligator handbag. Down from the veranda, across coarse sand, lounge chair wedged under her arm. Floral beach bag slung across her shoulder. Rumored to have been…

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Ode to October

This year's assemblage of creature features October! October! Glorious month that you are. Cooler than July with its sandals and sweat. More refined than May with its midges and mud.…

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Compound

The first in a series of Commentary based on our continuing attempts to navigate life on the planet that is rural Ireland.   The new gate sweeps up to an…

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Float

      She called me Bah-Bah. Everyone else in the family had normal names. Joe. Lily. Ernie. The most exotic, Edith. When I was old enough to understand that…

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