Following the Way of the Fierce Bison
I received an email recently that began: “I found the fierce bison underpants.”
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Still Rolling Down Klickitat Street
You never forget your first library, especially the one you walk to on your own, step through the doors with no adults trailing you, and enter a world of books with your brand new library card.
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Staying Present in the Passenger Seat
Bill Eville
I am being driven around the Island by my son Hardy, from Oak Bluffs to Edgartown, across to Vineyard Haven, then up through West Tisbury, Chilmark and Aquinnah.
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Walking With Warnock Is a Family Affair
Bill Eville
One summer, about nine years ago, when my daughter was three years old and the Rev. Raphael Warnock came for his annual visit, she grabbed him by the hand.
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Gathered Together in a Sea of Gratitude
We are gathered on the porch, exchanging presents, sharing some champagne and crackers too.
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The Hungry Ghosts of the Holidays
Bill Eville
For many years, instead of eating Thanksgiving dinner I called up the local health club and asked if I could use their sauna.
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No Easy Layups in Niantic Park
Bill Eville
I liked to read a lot as a child, my specialty being books about animals, who of course died on the way to a tear-filled ending.
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Dreaming About the Old Days
Bill Eville
“Dad, tell me about the old days, when life was normal and we could go out and do things, like play with friends and drive off-Island for adventures.”
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Cheering for Camp Jabberwocky
Bill Eville
This past week Camp Jabberwocky announced it was canceling its summer season due to the coronavirus pandemic.
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Flying on Wings of Hope and Sorrow
Bill Eville
As I say goodnight to my 12-year-
old daughter Pickle, I ask her if she would like to walk, bike or drive to school the next day.
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