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No Second Chances? Who Says? (for the record)

FIFTY YEARS AFTER FIRST VISIT, WRITER SETTLES INTO LIFE IN NORTHAMPTON  (reprinted from the Hampshire Gazette) Judith Bruder at her home in Northampton.   CAROL LOLLIS, photo  Choices, even major life choices, are often made for the flimsiest reasons. And, … Continue reading

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The Smallest Room in the House

Here’s a bit of word play for you: Earth Without Art is Eh! A proposition with which I heartily agree. The bathroom is usually the smallest room in a house, but that’s no reason it can’t be a gallery all the … Continue reading

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You Can’t Go Home Again? Says Who?

One need not be a Chamber — to be Haunted — One need not be a House — The Brain has Corridors — surpassing Material Place — Emily Dickinson Thomas Wolfe titled his popular autobiographical novel, You Can’t Go Home … Continue reading

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What’s in a word? Maybe everything, when the word is home. Here are two definitions for you, and a question: In Robert Frost’s Death of a Hired Man,  old Silas has returned, worn-out and  ill,  looking for work yet again at the … Continue reading

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