Monthly Archives: October 2010

Ode to an Oak

This was written from a dream on October 18, 2010: I was playing violin in a symphony orchestra, an informal lunchtime concert in a downtown park. I suggested that we perform a descriptive piece, an ode to a nearby giant … Continue reading

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Croquet, not Malice

On pondering violence, I decided to banish the word “hate” from my vocabulary. It’s already been relegated to a diminished role in my speech: “I hate to hear that.” “I hate to see that happen.” If the word pops into … Continue reading

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Not the Shot

“Be careful what you wish for; you might get it.” I experienced that lesson when I was 22, driving from Fort Worth to Austin on a glorious Texas day. I was wishing I didn’t have to drive, so I could … Continue reading

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