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Pop…and Papa

Pop…and Papa

The Ken Burns documentary on Ernest Hemingway ended a few minutes ago. I watched all three episodes when they aired and wouldn’t have missed it for the world. Check out my “What I’m Reading” page and you’ll see a lot of books about Hemingway. That’s in addition, of course, to his own works, of which I’ve read pretty much them all and that predate this here website. As I wrote in one of those reviews, I have “an off-again, (more…

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55 Days of Winter on the Outer Banks

55 Days of Winter on the Outer Banks

First, let’s state the obvious: I’m homeless. Literally. I have no home, no (real) address, nothing of a permanent nature in my life. I have a mailing address (in the southern Massachusetts town of Randolph) with a mail-forwarding service where what few items of snail mail I still get are delivered, but I do NOT live in Randolph, that’s for sure. When I punch in the zip code into a gas pump to confirm that it’s my credit card, I…

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W(h)ither Social Media?

W(h)ither Social Media?

Around the turn of the calendar to this new year I finally acted upon a decision I’d made some time ago: I cut my social media presence down to almost zero. I removed all but a couple of generic photos and all but a couple of posts from my Facebook profile (it’s been set to private from the get-go so you’ll need to be logged into Facebook to see anything). Some posts that are still there are photos posted by…

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