Tag Archives: Charles Dickens

The Better Angels

In these late days of civilization, the internet provides us with an opportunity to connect the words we speak and write with their sources.  For instance, when I titled this blog post “The Better Angels,” I was curious to know … Continue reading

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The House of Big Salads

On April 28, the Pickwick Club, Maine’s only Charles Dickens reading club, will reconvene to discuss Jenny Hartley’s book Charles Dickens and the House of Fallen Women.  Perhaps you don’t know a lot about Mr. Dickens, other than the omnipresent … Continue reading

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It’s of No Consequence

If you are an astute blog reader, you have noticed a change in blog content over the past six years.  In my early days of blogging, I chronicled my relocation dream.  I wanted to kick the Hampton Beach sand from … Continue reading

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Outside the Counting House

A Dickensian fog surrounded the old hometown yesterday; my iPhone couldn’t photograph it, so I’m featuring a friend’s image sent by text message. “At length the hour of shutting up the counting-house arrived.”

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The Thirteenth Day of Christmas

In the days since Christmas, I’ve made a conscious decision to enjoy the decorations and lights of the season here at my house.  Every day at 4:00 p.m. I’ve plugged in the “candles” in the windows; this year, I used … Continue reading

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The Real Deal

Back in the beginning of the twenty-first century, when I was newly divorced, I used to go and listen to live rock and roll music.  Sometimes I would go to big concert venues where I would be one of thousands … Continue reading

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