Monthly Archives: August 2011

daily kaddish: for Dona laPlante

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A little over a year ago, my friend Louise’s sister Dona died. My brother and I worked with Louise at Hardee’s. We all went to high school together. Suffice it to say, Dona’s death was way too young.
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daily kaddish: supine

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Chaz’s latest choreography will begin with me playing horn—probably something quite Kaddish-like, yet!—while lying flat on my back on the floor. I assured Chaz that this can be done, and tonight I thought I’d better make sure about that. Continue reading

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daily kaddish: all of them

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After a long day at work, a run, and small dinner party that went late, I was exhausted. I’d had a great day full of life, and exhaustion replaced sadness for those no longer alive. Continue reading

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daily kaddish: a song of thanksgiving for failed relationships

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A musical toast to an almost-Dad-in-law. Continue reading

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a kaddish of thanksgiving for failed relationships

Is it wrong to have fun writing a kaddish? This is a kaddish of Thanksgiving for failed relationships, and a toast to an almost-Dad-in-law. I can hear the ice clinking in our glasses even now. Continue reading

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daily kaddish: for Tina Wuelfing Cargile

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I’ve been thinking about Tina lately because earlier this week I got together with her boss from back in the day, Shelly Orr Priebe. Continue reading

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daily kaddish: for the Apollo space program

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On wanting to be an astronaut—and Johnny Cash—when I grow up. Continue reading

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the tzaddik and the automobile of art maintenance

Everybody knows about the tzaddik’s cars. They were fairly famous. His vehicles impersonated him. They imprinted on him. Everybody remembers particular stories about his cars.  Only I don’t know all of the stories. And that really bugs me. I guess … Continue reading

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daily kaddish: just straight on through

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Tonight I played about a third faster than usual, with simple, unhistrionic rhythm. No frills–just the thrill of playing a very clean, well lubricated horn. Continue reading

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daily kaddish: with a clean horn!

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A delighted, jubilant kaddish using a cleaned, oiled, adjusted, polished horn. Continue reading

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