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T.S. Eliot for VDay

In short, I was afraid: Ode to J. Alfred Prufrock

T.S. Eliot for VDay I’m not exactly sure why without fail Elvis Costello’s “My Comic Valentine” pops into my head every February.  Humming Richard Rodgers’ lyrics, believing in Costello’s rendition (though Chet Baker and Stan Getz works too) makes me  happy, even as the years slip into decades.  I hope that you too, dear Reader,  …

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A Gift

In early December the bookstore already glowed in the splendor and scent of Christmas. The town’s holiday ramblers streamed in at four o’clock and received their purchases wrapped with snow-ball ribbon, nautical twine or thick red grosgrain…

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