, Newburyport, MA


April 1, 2013

A flip of the falcon


Could the Onondaga explain how someone who died in 1750 can return to beguile me evermore? I may be old, but not that old.

And how to make peace with someone — sincerely, my benefactor — whose death I treat as a foolish joke to this very day?


Jack Garvey of Plum Island can be reached at Two lines (“Bach is dead … “ and “whimsical, nonsensical … “) he pecked from Jethro Tull concerts introducing, respectively, “Bouree” and “Mother Goose,” his all-time favorite bird.

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