Crow’s Feet
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Crow’s Feet

A Natural Storyteller

Remembering my father on the centenary of his birth

College photo of the author’s father, taken at the Sargent Studio, Boston, circa 1950.

This year marks the 100th anniversary of the birth of my father, Carl Antonelli, 1922–2005. One of the things I miss most about my father is what a gifted storyteller he was. Nearly all his stories were leavened with a healthy dose of self-deprecation, sure to make his listeners laugh along with him, rather than at him.




“The longer I live, the more beautiful life becomes.” (Frank Lloyd Wright) Non-fiction pieces, personal essays and occasional poems that explore how we feel about how we age and offer tips for getting the most out of life.

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Deborah Barchi

Deborah Barchi

Deborah Barchi has recently retired from her career as a librarian and now has time to read, explore nature, and write poetry and essays.

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