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Writing Exercise: [Noun] in Ten

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At the School Big Band Concert

The Big Band isn’t very big anymore: Four trumpets, four saxophones – and what’s the plural of euphonium? Well, there are two of those. A tuba, a trombone, one guitar, the string bass, and leader Henry on the Grand Piano, almost … Continue reading

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Moments – Across the Yard

The Subaru next door sports two Obama-Biden stickers, one for ’08, one for the second term. Across the gravel yard of the lodge, there’s a Chevrolet with another message: “Somebody please put the constitution on his teleprompter.” Beyond the yard, … Continue reading

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Moments – Interstate 17

On the left hand side we see a big billboard that says “Jesus is Lord”. Then there is a small rocky outcrop before the dwelling around it reaches all the way to the highway again. There is another billboard, equally … Continue reading

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Moments – At the Diner

The waitress at Mel’s Drive-in on Sunset Boulevard talks to customers who are clearly also friends – about customers who were in before and who were just customers. She relates to her more intimately acquainted current patrons how the former … Continue reading

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Cotswold Way | Tag 6 — Ultimo!

Wir schlafen offenbar sehr tief. Über der Gegend entlädt sich ein Gewitter von seltener Stärke, sogar für britische Verhältnisse — himmlisches Feuerwerk zur Feier der Verlängerung der Union, die Schotten haben einigermaßen deutlich gegen die Abspaltung gestimmt. Grund für den … Continue reading

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Cotswold Way | Tag 5

Am Frühstückstisch im großen Saal dieses Herrenhauses, welches deutlich älter wirkt, als es ist (1907) Kanadier, diesmal aus Toronto. Ich erkenne die «ou»-Aussprache erst, nachdem ich gefragt habe, wo in Amerika sie wohnen. «Toronto in America», lächelt der Mann. Er … Continue reading

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