Author Archives: thegradualday

Snow

I opened the door from the hallway, flipped on the light switch and entered the attached garage.   In the darkness of winter, a single one-hundred watt bulb in that cavernous space illuminates only just enough to prevent me from … Continue reading

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Friends

If the point were pressed, I don’t know if could relate the circumstances that brought us together. One of the results was the band, a fairly typical rock and roll group in the midst of the 60s; guitars, drums and … Continue reading

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My fight with Sugar Ray

I remember the article, but not the name of the author, nor the magazine in which it appeared.  It was something I read a long time ago, probably in the late sixties, at an impressionable age, when ideas, concepts and … Continue reading

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A contained memory

I awakened alone in Stuart’s caravan.  Not unexpected.  He had left for work as I slept off some jet lag.  The bunk he had arranged for me was near the center of his coach.  I recall the galley was almost … Continue reading

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Lava Walk

It was one of those once-in-a-lifetime moments. The meal had been pleasant, the white hotel dinnerware cleared away, the linen tablecloth prepared for coffee, but the meal was not the main attraction.  We were there for the experience. Through large … Continue reading

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On Mary Avenue

“There is something patronizing in the common assumption that an old house or an old barn must be hacked to pieces before it is a fit place in which to settle.  The city man coming suddenly into the country customarily … Continue reading

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On politics

Unlike many Boomers, my first political influences were not formed in defiance of my parents.   Quite simply, I had no knowledge of what my parents political views were, which left nothing to rebel against. Dad could be heard to grumble … Continue reading

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