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Frank Marafiote
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Writer, retired college teacher, compulsive blogger.
Writer, retired college teacher, compulsive blogger.

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Frank Marafiote
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My foster doggie, Alex, making himself feel at home. In about two weeks his leg cast will come off. Mission accomplished!
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The Real Wayne's World - A Totally Different Approach to Making Sailing Affordable
Many would-be sailboat owners spend hours watching YouTube videos about sailing. It's a relaxing way to check out different kinds of boats, different approaches to ownership, learn about boat maintenance, and decide if the other sailors out there are people...

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My Garden Zombie Assistant

Every Garden Zombie needs a helper. This was mine.

Chance turned 16 years old in November, 2015. When he was much younger he liked to chase turkeys down a hill in Warner. There were six of them and they all flew off like huge, impossible winged creatures. I’m pretty sure Chance had no intention of catching one. He just liked the excitement of seeing them trying to fly away.

He liked it when I was gardening. He was content watching me trying to grow stuff and swearing at the all the stones we have in our soil up here.

Chance was always by my side from the time he was three months old until he passed away next to me on our living room floor the night of December 1.

In all candor, I did not handle those last few hours particularly well. Chance was the brave one. Me, I could not — I did not want to say goodbye. It’s hard for me to accept that this gentle, funny, energetic being is no longer here. But I do still talk to him when I'm cooking or cleaning house and photos like the one below are on my computer screens and in picture frames. He also has his own Facebook page (facebook.com/frankmarafiote).

When this cold New England earth thaws out, I will plant some flowers for Chance. I don’t know what kind yet and am open to suggestions. But they must be like him: hardy, handsome, easy to care for, a joy to behold.

RIP, my friend!
— Frank (“The Food Guy”)


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"Writing is like prostitution. First you do it for love, and then for a few close friends, and then for money."

-- Moliere

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I think I do end text messages with a period (or some kind of punctuation). Are we really heartless? Is there an exemption to this "no period" rule for English majors?

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My New Year's resolution is to be around to make another resolution next year. I aim high!

Happy New Year everyone!
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Among women, Hillary has topped this poll twenty times. Among men, President Obama was most admired. Poor Bernie didn't make the list at all.
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