I’m sitting in my warm kitchen, typing and watching the rain. Hearing the rain. It makes the staccato sound of thousands and thousands of little boots, as the Army from the Sky lands and covers the earth. The earth surrenders, like it always does, because the...
To honor my father, Israel Katzman (1912-2000), who died in my arms 18 years ago, I offer this true remembrance as told to me by him in about 1955, when I was five. From Bob, with love, to the Father’s both here, and gone. To me, you were the Ten Commandments...
So many birds zipping back and forth I’m gonna need to find nature’s air traffic controller. Maybe a Hawk. They fly over and land on the barked logs surrounding the blackened red brick fireplace, and just watch, cruel sharp beak unholstered. When I tend to...
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