Music lesson

July 22, 2013

Nick and I went down to McCabes the other day. McCabes is a local landmark, a musician hangout and store that has sold guitars, banjos, mandolins, fiddles, and musical etcetera for 50 years. I have some history with the place. We were there to rent a guitar and sign Nick up for group lessons. He’s […]

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Friends who disappear

July 8, 2013

I’m still thrashing about doing things right. The second year Nick was at Fern Hill he made his first friend—call him Zoe. Nick was four, Zoe half a year younger. One afternoon I arrived at the school day’s end to take Nick home and found things in an uproar. A teacher sat me down. Zoe […]

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Doing it right

June 24, 2013

To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven . . . A time to get, and a time to lose; a time to keep, and a time to cast away . . . — Ecclesiastes Lately, it’s been best just sitting, as in, It’s been a quiet […]

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