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A Pair of Baptisms

A Pair of Baptisms

baptism 1b : a…rite using water for ritual purification 2 : an act, experience, or ordeal by which one is purified, sanctified, initiated, or named ONE I talk to myself a lot when I surf. That actually shouldn’t surprise anyone since surfing might be the most incorrectly named activity on Earth. “Sitting on a piece of fiberglass in the ocean doing nothing with occasional spurts of intense activity,” would be more accurate. That means there’s a lot of time for…

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So…What Now?

So…What Now?

OUTER BANKS, N.C. — It’s been two and a half weeks since I became homeless. On the morning of Friday, Nov. 20, I took a final few items to my storage unit while the buyers did a walkthrough with my realtor. I returned after they’d left, jumped in the Atlantic for one last (quick and chilly) swim as a Plum Island resident, and then loaded up my car and drove away. I spent that weekend in a hotel in Concord,…

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An End Is Near

An End Is Near

No, not THE end. If there were a nihilist in me, he might say THE end is always near but that’s a tad too Big Lebowski for a Tuesday morning. No, what I’m talking about is an end to several threads in my family’s life, and one big thread in mine. As I chronicled in my previous post (Yikes! It’s been a while: all the way back in late August), I was unable to save — and stay in —…

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