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Category Archives: Losing People

October Memories

I had to look up the date again. And decided to post this, written in 2005. ***** Every year, the beginning of October forces me to recall the exact dates … Continue reading

October 2, 2022 · 2 Comments

R.I.P. Dianne

“Guess who died.” A statement, not a question, from Dianne, that I got every week. She was already “on it”— hours, or even minutes, hot off the presses. Then a … Continue reading

July 18, 2022 · 2 Comments

This End Up – a poem

You once told me you’d end up in a cardboard refrigerator box under an overpass. “Oh Neil” I laughed. You loved to make me laugh.   You tucked me in … Continue reading

January 22, 2020 · 2 Comments

Bert Sommer – Discovering Woodstock’s Lost Treasure

When you think about Woodstock, who comes to mind? Well, yes, the Who—and Jimi and Janis and Richie and Sly, Santana and Canned Heat and Arlo and . . . … Continue reading

August 7, 2018 · 7 Comments

Darla’s Ashes

The four of us gathered at the river’s edge, and, each with a scoop of fine ash the color of an oyster shell, released Darla into the water. Her last … Continue reading

May 13, 2017 · 3 Comments