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And Paula Heard

They spoke in signs. Jeff and Paula, deaf since early illness stole their hearing, were walking down the aisle, a rocky path bordered by multi-colored dahlias, snap dragons, giant white pines. On that day, overlooking Brant Lake, Jeff and Paula would recite vows and unite their lives in marriage. Jeff had arrived under the natural…

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The Black Squirrel

He was an unusual visitor. A squirrel. Not that squirrels aren’t common in the Adirondacks, but this particular squirrel was a black squirrel, not the gray type that inhabit most of the North Country. In fact, the black squirrels with whom I am familiar live in the suburbs of New York–especially in affluent villages. So…

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