Category Archives: the beach

My daughter …

She is a Dublin woman now. Continue reading

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Going home…

It is with mixed emotions that I will soon return to “my” country. I have been in Ireland since early December and it is time to come home. Continue reading

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Brother…if you hear the song I sing

I have told the story of my mother’s letter on many occasions…or I should say two letters… that she wrote to me while I was at Marine Corps boot camp at Parris Island. She wrote them in 1968 when the Vietnam War was killing Marines by the thousands Continue reading

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seasons change

seaons change
and i’m getting older
it was only yesterday…
…that the reflections in my mirror changed with each new season
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Sandy and her gang…

Sandy, Irene, Earl, Floyd, Esther,Doria, Gloria, Bob, Danny, Edna, Donna, Carol, Carol again, the Great Atlantic, 1944 and 1938 are names and dates that have had an impact on my family and other “beach” people that celebrate and suffer with coastal living. Continue reading

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October rising

It is now October and daylight’s time is getting shorter…and this makes me sad. Continue reading

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Last dance with Mary Jane

I couldn’t sleep and turned the radio on to an oldies station. I normally do not like to revisit songs of the past but at 3am with a long glass on “Irish” in hand I listened and once again thought about “time”. Continue reading

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The Tractor

It looks tired and old…it looks like America and it is…it’s only missing a faded flag hanging from the rear. It is beautiful like the field it sits in and Buzzards Bay beyond. Continue reading

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The “third” violin

I understand that if you’re reading this you’re probably saying … enough with this violin shit and while you’re at it no more cat stories … so let me tell you more about the “third” violin … You may recall … Continue reading

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eBay… Rolex watches, blazers and bow ties

Yes I know it’s been around for awhile but I just discovered how dangerous this site is. You can buy anything on it and never ever go to a brick and mortar store again… brilliant! Continue reading

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