Posts made in December, 2014

My Wobbly Bicycle, 86

Posted by on Dec 31, 2014 in Archive | 18 comments

My Wobbly Bicycle, 86

I read an article in Sunday’s New York Times called “Facebook’s Last Taboo: The Unhappy Marriage,” The second paragraph is: “With those few sentences, Mr. Ellsberg, 37, peeled off the social face that so many of us maintain on Facebook when it comes to our spouses, illustrated by reams of photos that make marriage look like a constant (and happy) vacation, or seem to show us auditioning for a dating site advertisement.” The article caused me to continue a conversation I’ve been having with myself about the nature of Facebook. If we post at all, we construct a life there that...

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My Wobbly Bicycle, 85

Posted by on Dec 10, 2014 in Archive | 10 comments

My Wobbly Bicycle, 85

Monday we drove to the lake for the burial of a good friend, next-cottage neighbor for many years. She died of breast cancer that returned just after the five-year supposed marker for calling it “cured.” It came back with a vengeance and killed her in a year. She was 57. A small group of us in the snow. You can almost see the lake, except for the trees. She’ll like being here for eternity. This is the way we talk, confronted by the utter unknowable silence. Silence suspended by metal rods over the silence of the grave they’ll lower her into, as if the lowering would be an affront to...

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