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Grandpa Larry’s Raving Lunacy: Oh, My Aching Hip

By: HashtagWV / Category: Blog, Grandpa Larry, Larry Berger

There is no such thing as peanut butter. I’ve searched the whole pantry. It’s a myth. I think they have implanted a chip into my brain that makes me long for a substance I cannot obtain. I am awaiting a knock on the door, some special agent who will try to convince me that he […]

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Grandpa Larry’s Random Reminiscence: Food for a Flower

My flower, If you were a nasturtium, there would be no problem. I would look at your leaves or your buds and if they were not blooming as they should or a little misshapen or not full color, I would determine that something was wrong. I’d take a sample of the soil you were growing […]

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Grandpa Larry’s Random Reminiscence: One World and Another

I have just returned from a place where the process of eating was the sampling of one another’s personalities. And working was a rearrangement of each other’s possessions. Now whether these possessions were actual or imagined was not perfectly clear, or whether subsequent rearrangement was necessary after each affair, not clear either. In one instance […]

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Grandpa Larry’s Random Reminiscence: Facing Up

File this one under “daring escape attempts.” A man in Chicago quite a few years ago was driving a taxi and his fare put a finger to the back of the driver’s head and demanded his money. The cabbie had no idea it was only the man’s finger and in desperation decided he was going […]

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Grandpa Larry’s Random Reminiscence: Special Moments & a Special Book

There is more than one way to see a shooting star. I like to lie out at night on the hood of my car where I can see a wide patch of sky. I look for satellites. There are so many of them that if you keep watching the sky, eventually you will see one […]

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Life Unhinged: Winter Dreams.

By: HashtagWV / Category: Blog, Larry Berger, Life Unhinged

I wake up every morning sometime between two and five o’clock am. And often I can fall back asleep again but usually I can’t. When I can’t I have a little regimen that I follow. I take ten milligrams of melatonin (a hormone usually created in the pineal gland, but available in pill form, that […]

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How Not to Build a Birdhouse.

By: HashtagWV / Category: Blog, Larry Berger, Life Unhinged

Years ago, when the children were growing up, there was a simple birdhouse hanging on an old oak tree outside my bedroom window amid small banana trees and a profusion of ferns. It was a wooden structure made of raw plywood with a sloping roof, a small hole in the front, no frills. But no […]

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Poetry Corner: If I had a Dog, I would name him King Arfer

By: HashtagWV / Category: Blog, Larry Berger, Poetry Corner

If I had a dog I would name him King Arfer and make him wear a crown; I would call his yard the dogdom; I would declare all the stray cats in our neighborhood his vassals, and bring one home now and then for King Arfer to dominate; but I don’t have a dog because […]

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Poetry Corner: I Have Named my Pet Weasel

By: HashtagWV / Category: Blog, Larry Berger, Poetry Corner

I have named my pet weasel, Articulata, and taught him to eat house cats; other tricks he can do is beg for acorns from unwary squirrels, which he also eats; he is insatiable and scrutinizing the neighbor’s dog who barks and barks; I encourage him because I don’t like the barking dog either; most people […]

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Life Unhinged: Before Hand & After Words

By: HashtagWV / Category: Blog, Larry Berger, Life Unhinged

I have accumulated many trade skills during my lifetime. Writing is one of them. But it is not so different from the others. It is made up of essentials. Words are tools. Grammar is the method of construction. Different words, like fasteners, hold the material of thought in different shapes. The glue is determination and […]

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Impeccable Italian Fare w/ Lewisburg City Paper this July!

Impeccable Italian Fare w/ Lewisburg City Paper this July! - Read about Impeccable Italian Fare w/ Lewisburg City Paper this July, 2019! “On the cover” features one of Lewisburg’s newest restaurants, The Humble Tomato, located on W. Washington Street in downtown. A mecca for all things Italian, the Humble Tomato is a new casual restaurant and bar nestled in historic downtown Lewisburg. Its ambiance is […]

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