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Tom Sharpe
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He came into my studio and asked, “Are you ready?  It’s time to go.”  I said “Not quite yet.”  He said “Hurry up please. It’s getting time for me to go.” The planning that went into my wife Karen and I having our first child surpassed the planning of most s...

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Stepping Over Logs
My house is surrounded on three sides by water. On the east
there is the DuPage River, on the south there is a branch off the river, which
then feeds into a creek that is on the west of us.  I like to walk,
especially where there are trees, and all of these...

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A
Christmas Carol (For Garl) When I was in my late teens and
twenties I worked in a mall bookstore.  One December I was working at my
charge desk in the art and paperback section with a new girl named Marie when a
woman came in looking for a coffee table bo...

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The Thing With Feathers
When I despair, I remember that
all through history the way of truth and love has always won….Think of
it--always.” ~
Mahatma Gandhi On the
day the Robin Williams took his life I was very sad as were many. Early in the
morning when it was revealed that he w...

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Last Night at the Metro
From this
day to the ending of the world …we in it shall be remembered…We few, we happy few, we band of brothers.” ~ from Henry V (1599) by William Shakespeare It has been
many years since I routinely rode the commuter train from my hamlet into the
city of ...

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Last Night at the Metro
From
this day to the ending of the world …we in it shall be remembered…We few, we happy few, we band of brothers.” ~ from Henry V (1599) by William
Shakespeare It has been many years
since I routinely rode the commuter train from my hamlet into the city of ...

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Last Night At The Metro
“From
this day to the ending of the world …we in it shall be remembered…We few, we happy few, we band of brothers.” ~ from Henry V (1599) by William
Shakespeare It has been many years
since I routinely rode the commuter train from my hamlet into the city of...

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Last Night At The Metro
“From
this day to the ending of the world …we in it shall be remembered…We few, we happy few, we band of brothers.” ~ from Henry V (1599) by William
Shakespeare It has been many years
since I routinely rode the commuter train from my hamlet into the city of...

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Do You Remember, Dad?
My
son,
Ben, had a project.  He was supposed to
ask people where they were on key dates in history.  “Where were the
grandpas when they bombed Pearl Harbor?”  I said to him “I can’t speak
for Grandpa Mike because he was only four years old then and we nev...
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