Monthly Archives: April 2013

Fairhope Graffiti

Fairhope has traditionally been known as an “artists’ colony,” so I guess it should come as no surprise that even its graffiti are arty. The significance of them, however, so far escapes me. Some months ago, I noticed this utility … Continue reading

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An Arranged Marriage: Composite Version

I composed this bit of doggerel, based on interviews with both my parents, for the occasion of their fiftieth wedding anniversary. From Poetic License to Marriage License in Fourteen Dates (The Unauthorized but Official Version) I In Lawrenceburg, in Tennessee, … Continue reading

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An Arranged Marriage: Her Version

Continuing the story of my parents’ “arranged marriage,” this is my mother’s version, from her autobiography, written in the early 1990s. Tom always tells our Japanese friends that ours was an “arranged marriage,” and indeed it was. He means that … Continue reading

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An Arranged Marriage: His Version

Since this “blog about nothing” is turning into a “blog about everything,” I have decided to post a few entries about my parents’ “arranged marriage.” Their stories had some conflicting details, but, as with most family legends, a canonical version … Continue reading

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