Author Archives: thegradualday

de·com·pres·sion

de·com·pres·sion dēkəmˈpreSH(ə)n/ noun a release of compressing forces The door to my bedroom in the house where I grew up was at the top of the stairs.  My window faced the street.  In summer, the first light of morning seeped … Continue reading

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Letter to Dad

“It’s these short tidbits that help me connect the many disconnected dots within the world that comprised my mom and dad.”  * * * Fathers Day, 2017 Dad, In my earliest memories, you are there.  I felt your presence in … Continue reading

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Robert C. Sibley

Robert Sibley has written: “This was as it should be. The pilgrim, like any serious traveler, undertakes an interior journey that parallels passage through the external world. Each sustains the other. There is a psychological benefit to the feel of … Continue reading

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Who I was, who I am now

It happened again this morning. Something, some reference in the book I am reading sent me into one of the parts of the house given solely to utilitarian purposes.  The rafters above the garage are such a place, occupied with … Continue reading

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“#vanlife sellouts”

The place was Yellowstone, sometime during the 70s.  The image in my mental scrapbook is of a K-5 Chevy Blazer with a camper. I had arrived at the campground mid-afternoon, been directed to a campsite by the ranger and parked … Continue reading

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The Secret Life of Passwords

The Secret Life of Passwords By Ian Urbina, http://www.nytimes.com January 31st, 2017 “It’s the details that make people distinct, that make them individuals.” The link to the New York Times article below is not, as I expected, a techie-geek treatise … Continue reading

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Impermanence

This house of ours, a small hip-roof ranch style built in 1953, is one of the newer houses on this street. The front, reflecting the style of that time, is covered in Roman brick.  Narrower and wider than the red … Continue reading

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