T-Shirt to T-Rex

A couple of things got me thinking about T-shirts.

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The Miracle-Of-The-Month Club

When you live in places that everybody calls Paradise -- Cape Cod and Vieques in my case -- the subject of miracles is seldom far from your thoughts.

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Starstuff

“The Starry Night” was painted by Vincent Van Gogh in June 1889.
“The Starry Night” was painted by Vincent Van Gogh in June 1889.

At the height of his popularity, Astronomer Carl Sagan was a guest presenter at an IBM sales recognition event in Bermuda, where I was writing speeches and continuity for the corporation’s executives.

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When Odd Becomes Ordinary

Odd Image

Truman Capote could write only in bed.

Agatha Christie liked to write in the tub while nibbling apples.

Jack Kerouac typed his novels on a continuous roll of paper.

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You Know You’re from Cape Cod if...

Nauset Beach

This is Memorial Day weekend.

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Time after Time

During the past two decades I have watched my firstborn grandson grow from a six-pound squirt to a strapping and achingly handsome young man -- sporting a handful of my genes, of course -- who competes in triathlons. Two weeks ago he ran his first marathon. Last week Duquesne honored him with a double degree in biology and physical therapy cum laude.

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The Ladder of Love

What is this thing called love?
This funny thing called love?
Just who can solve its mystery?
Why should it make a fool of me?
I saw you there one wonderful day
You took my heart and threw it away
That’s why I ask the lord in heaven above
What is this thing called love?

Cole Porter, 1929

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Birds of Paradise

Bird flyway

I titled my first novel, Down the Edges, after these words from Elizabeth Bishop: 

“All my life I have lived and behaved very much like a sandpiper, just running down the edges of different countries and continents, looking for something."

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Islands

“Best of an island is, once you get there – you can’t go any farther …
you’ve come to the end of things….”

Agatha Christie,
And Then There Were None

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Yellow Brick Road

Yellow Brick Road

“You could start at a path leading nowhere more fantastic than from your own front steps to the sidewalk, and from there you could go … well, anywhere at all.”

Stephen King, It

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