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Windows are the eyes of our reading, thinking, eating, talking hours. Since we look at them so much, somebody was bound to notice that the frames needed a serious brightening up. Paint chips were brought to the hardware store... A thick white liquid was scientifically applied. Artists contemplated their work.
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The Garden of the Seasons: Cleaning Up Our Point of View -- Sky, Land, and We Four in the Berkshires
We cleaned up the Berkshires. Not the mountains, of course,
which are cleaner than anything human beings get their hands on. And not the
County of Berkshire (Massachusetts' comely west end), which gets along well without help or interference from visitors a...
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"So you're Keel, right?" The booming voice of the network-addled rallies scaled itself to basement-bunker dimension. "The phil-os-o-pher."
            He wanted to deny it; shake his head. He shrugged instead.
            Besides, this was his job. His part to play: make him look at you. That appeared to be happening without much effort on his part.
            "So. What do you think of Mac-Veely?"
           
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"So you're Keel, right?" The booming voice of the network-addled rallies scaled itself to basement-bunker dimension. "The phil-os-o-pher."
            He wanted to deny it; shake his head. He shrugged instead.
            Besides, this was his job. His part to play: make him look at you. That appeared to be happening without much effort on his part.
            "So. What do you think of Mac-Veely?"
           
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The Garden of the Tale: Under the Rule of Pig, a City Suffers 'The Shamings'
         Stay with me, people, as the mood grows darker still. Two new segments this week in my serial novel, "The Country/The Country."              After Pig abruptly takes over the city
of Monro and establishes rule by fear, everyman Keel braves a gather...
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Maybe it's just the end of the warm season in the northern hemisphere, the end of the growing season for summer gardeners -- the end of the beach season, vacation season, and boating season -- but there's a tinge of melancholy in the air. Of course there's everything else going on in the world, as well -- but I'm not going into any of that (now).
            Let's stick to the universal questions. Like for instance, the meaning of "a horseradish layer cake."
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Garden of Verse: A Change in the Air in Verse-Virtual's October Poems
               Maybe it's just
the end of the warm season in the northern hemisphere, the end of the growing season for summer gardeners
-- the end of the beach season, vacation season, and boating season -- but there's
a tinge of melancholy in the air.    ...
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The Pigglies who traveled with the leading candidate called themselves "Road-Kings." Some special in-group faction of these christened themselves "V-8 Kings," a motorhead term that sounded to Keel like Vee-Kings, raising echoes of an ancient, perhaps legendary wave of invaders called Vikings. So in Keel's thoughts they became Vikings of the Road.
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The Garden of the Tale: In This Week's Installment of 'The Country/The Country': 'Vikings of the Road
        In the segment of " The Country/The Country," my political thriller set in a fictional
country resembling our own, I posted today, events move to a crisis in the small city of Monro, where Voting Day is about to take place.          Keel, the novel'...
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The Massachusetts Book Awards," the program states on its website, "highlight the work of our vital contemporary writing community and encourage readers to do some 'close reading' of those imaginative works created by the authors among us."
             The awards recognize worthy works in fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and children's or young adult literature published in the previous year.
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