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A Quarterly Journal
Jeffrey Woodward, Founder & Owner
Ray Rasmussen, General Editor

Volume 13, Number 1, March 2019

Marilyn Humbert
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Grandparent’s Lament

Our grandson’s favourite boardgames are waiting on the coffee table; rods and reels are dusted off, lures organised, nets patched ready for a visit to the river.

He arrives to stay for a few days, 16 years old, taller, brooding. No longer willing to make conversation or go fishing or even play monopoly or scrabble with us. His mobile phone and ear-buds are his constant companion.

long days –
cicadas' buzzing
fills the hours



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