Crow’s Feet
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Crow’s Feet

In Defense of Items

Why I love my stuff

My dad’s Swiss Army knife and a bookmark tatted by my mom

When I was young I thought my keepsakes resonated so heavily with memories that anyone would be able to understand why I kept them. I carried this belief until I had to clean out my mom’s place after her death.

My siblings and I went through her stuff. We were lucky in that our parents had downsized from a three bedroom house to a two bedroom apartment. Then, after our dad died, our…



“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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Robin James

When I’m not writing my novel I’m writing rants and whatnot. Figured I might as well post them here.