Monthly Archives: September 2007

Fearful Sweetness

Jesus, it suddenly hit me, they were all down there in that basement, just after the war and the survivors were home, the spring of ’46. Even now I can hear the yakkety-yak, the striking darts, the cackle and gab, … Continue reading

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Swing Low, Sweet Pontiac

In the fall of 1963, I was a young airman stationed at Griffiss Air Force Base in upstate New York. I had recently returned from a tour of duty just outside Istanbul, Turkey and the Rome/Utica area just didn’t have … Continue reading

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