Townsman of a Stiller Town: Death on the American Highway

car-accident-damages May 19, 2015
Earth's the right place for love.
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The Trouble with Limits

Dore Paradisio 31 May 12, 2015
Modern persons have a problem with limits, three in fact. They want every good thing to be unlimitedly available for their desires, and scarcity is taken for a cause of fear and anxiety. Hence, “sustainability” is our new environmental shibboleth.…
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The Hourglass in the Grass

Hour Glass Wallpapers 1 August 13, 2014
Why try bringing back the hour of splendor in the grass?
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Death and Life in the Country

fox May 1, 2014
Hidden Springs Lane. There is something especially sad about opening up a hive full of dead bees. Several weeks ago I wrote about my hives and my hope that they would survive the winter. They didn’t. On a sunny spring…
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mementoMoriSkull2_rsconnett September 24, 2013
It bashed his brains in.
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Where Will You Die?

stone January 6, 2013
Hidden Spring Lane. “I plan on dying here.” The words came quite unbidden and surprised me. We were in the process of building a house on a few acres in northern Virginia. The builder and I were discussing some detail…
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You Have Thought Up the Wrong World

hospital corridor June 11, 2012
In the spring of 1994 my grandmother chose to go off dialysis. Four days later, she was dead. I still remember my parents waking me up in the middle of the night and taking me to the hospital. I don’t…
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Let Goods And Kindred Go

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And what a life, dying though it be!
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The Season of Nature’s Boon

RoundtreeCemetery September 20, 2011
Everything now portends the close of something desperately cherished.
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The Heat of August and the Chill of Death

Shooting-Boy-Gun-BB August 10, 2011
Scratching an itch is a great pleasure. But, like all pleasures, it is one small trespass from turning into its opposite.
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Harry Potter and Running from Death

deathly hallows August 4, 2011
Our hero, Harry, demonstrates an attitude towards death that very few of us actually hold.
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Kansas, You Fooler (In Two Unequal Parts)

FlintHills September 29, 2010
Home is where the grief is.
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Where Are All the Grownups?

shadows August 31, 2010
Why is it taking so long for Americans to become “real” grown-ups?
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Of Friendship, Proximity, and the Grave

7584-_0001 February 17, 2010
Eros will have naked bodies; Friendship naked personalities.
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The Advantages of Dying Young

January 11, 2010
The listlessness of modern death is that you might not even get a chance to show courage before you forget who you are.
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Consumed With That Which It Was Nourished By

December 30, 2009
Williamston, MI The women have settled into their evening talk. They’re passing the youngest of the cousins around to be burped and baby-talked and calmed and at last put down. The other children tear through the house with X-Wings and…
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