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‘Before and After’ Seemed Such an Appropriate Title

That boyish short poem of mine did not reveal my difficulty in reentering parenthood

The Moulin Rouge in Paris was the last “hurrah” of my old way of living. I ‘reentered’ reality a better man. Photo used with permission by Lanis Rossi.

On an optional business trip during Thanksgiving in 1997, I flew to Paris.

If I could change one thing about my past, I would have remained grounded in New Jersey. After all, why would I leave my wife with our…




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Walter Bowne

Walter Bowne

This poet-angel-hipster dude from Jersey writes satire, humor, fiction, poetry, essays on music, travel, gardening, and his belly button. He’s a trophy husband.

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