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Little Troubleshooters

January 14, 2014


I know I often come across as a grumbling curmudgeon with little sentimentality — the kind of person who misdirects the blind and refuses to clap for Tinkerbell. But I do have a softer side, and one thing that is guaranteed to bring it out is the sight of a little kid offering to help […]

Russell’s eyes

April 9, 2010


I certainly don’t want to give the impression that I was an inordinately passive child, but it is true that when my cousin Ted came to live with us in Windsor in 1962, two months passed before I thought to ask why. On the other hand, around Ted everyone seemed a bit passive. He was small […]

On forgetting

April 5, 2010


I have the power (mostly uncontrollable) of being able to forget virtually anything. In fact, I can completely forget the number nine — should it ever prove necessary. I hope it doesn’t. Life is strange when you forget the number nine. I know, because my father did it. Jack was a jazz pianist. In one of […]