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Introduction. 5
Alice Evelyn King Skiff  October 16, 1904 - May 8, 1993. 7
Alice, January 1926. 10
Cookies and Milk. 12
Over the River and Through the Woods . . . 15
Dawn. 19
Gaslight. 23
Memory. 27
I Had a Brother, Once. 31
Minor Island. 36
Free as a Bird. 42
The Wild One. 70
The Guy in the Blue Saab. 76
There are a lot of animals in the mountains . . . 80
Don, the Romantic. 84
Music and My Soul 86
Silk Scarf 92
Magic in My Life. 104
Relating to Cats and Dogs. 106
Eating is an Intimate Act. 111
The Sound of Silence. 115
Releasing Dreams. 119
“Do you love God?”. 123
Mind and Matter: Who Am I?. 126
To Reach . . . 127
Passion. 131
Us—and Them.. 134
The Mouse in the Basement. 138
She Blushed. 145
The Irony of Being a Vegetarian. 149
The Power of Eyes. 153
Beyond All That. 157
Emotional Habits. 162
One Life. 167
Muscles. 171
Family Thoughts. 176
Music and Magic. 179
Everything is Impermanent (but some things keep coming back)  184
Out of My Mind. 187
Conversations. 192
That . . . Sense of History. 197
Pushing On. 204
Left Turn. 208
Garage Sale. 212
Zoë Moon. 217
Full Moon. 220
Popular Music Ain’t What it  Used to Be. 223
Living Simply. 227
The Sun on Me in the Morning. 230
Fight or Flight or . . . What?. 234
Theme Song Nostalgia. 240
John. 245
Writer’s Lament. 253
Tasha. 256

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