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Slippery

December 13, 2018
Just enough snow falling this morning to make the sidewalks slick, the skies are gray and pressing down. I’m struck by the holiday music coming from the bell-ringers above - as I’m coming up the train station stairs, juxtaposed against the homeless man in shorts sprawled at the bottom. I wonder w...
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