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The Back Catalog

By Jim Speese Songs were in his head. Constantly. It was a problem and he supposed it wasn’t unique. Given the hegemonic presence of advertising jingles and TV show themes and music pumped into grocery stores and pharmacies and hospitals, it seemed quite likely that the fact that songs constantly…

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My Haunted House is Blue Now

By Carol Hamilton Today is Halloween, and the sky does not look spooky…but I remember our house of many demons set back on a rutted Ohio road at the edge of a ravine that roared with snowmelt, dried up in summer, birthed a hillside of infant snakes one spring. My middle…

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Cartography

By Carol Hamilton At 34,000 feet or so, I love the little maps that appear on the back of the seat in front of me. They show me where I am, the planned route, the lands and seas easily connected with red dashes and arrows. I read the startling temperature…

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