Author Archives: stevelew

Winter and Duh Moments

Thursday afternoon, I’m in the community library.  An elderly patron has just sat down across from me and unloaded an armful of thick books onto the table next to her chair.  They appear to be novels.  Perhaps she is stocking … Continue reading

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New Year’s Eve

New Year’s Eve, about twenty minutes until 2019 arrives.  I am quite sure that at 12:01 the world is going to be pretty much the same. I am, as I was last year, listening to WQXR streaming from New York, … Continue reading

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Toward the Light

Thursday night.  Christmas has come and gone.  Carol and dog asleep.  I have just finished cutting about five hundred words off  a story so that it almost slides under the word limit of the market to which I want to … Continue reading

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Christmas

Friday night.  Carol in her chair, the dog sleeping on the floor.  Snow falling as befits the official start of winter.  Even though I spent some money to get my old snow blower repaired and ready, I decided to contract … Continue reading

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The Persistent Past

Wednesday night after a busy day, starting with my going to town for regular blood work while neighbor Wendy stayed with Carol. While I was out, the podiatrist visited to cut Carol’s toenails, and then after I returned Hanna arrived … Continue reading

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And She Said “Thank God”

Thanksgiving day was quiet.  I expected to get a dinner delivered from the Methodist Church community feast as that has happened in the past, as well as one from Brad and Amy who have thought of us on these occasions. … Continue reading

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Hospice

Wednesday before Thanksgiving.  Serious cold weather arriving perhaps driving temps into single digits.  Because I have been spending an inordinate amount of time working on my next column, I have a lot of ground to cover to catch up.  I’ll … Continue reading

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New and Newer Normal

Friday night, wind howling outside, snow already on the ground.  But at least the phone has stopped ringing, Election Day having come and gone.  This is not the place to chew over the results, just glad it’s over. Welcome distraction … Continue reading

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Self-Reflection

Thursday afternoon in the community library, where I have not been for some time.  As I turned onto the road leading to this building I passed on that corner the site for the new library, and there I saw that … Continue reading

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Me and Me

Monday night after a pretty good day.  Carol laughed more than usual, sometimes at something she heard, sometimes at something humorous in her head.  Ryan joined us for a pizza supper, and he noticed the increase in her good humor.  … Continue reading

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