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August 08, 2011

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Terrific post Jessica. Funny, I was just thinking about the way our experience of time changes as we age. I think I may have listened to same program you did and -- get this -- it may have been, of all people, Jane Fonda explaining why summer vacation seems endless to a child b/c of all the new things to learn and see.
And thanks too for the Ammons excerpt. Whenever I'm Ithaca, as I've been all summer, I think of him.
Stacey

Thanks, Stacey! And that's too funny about Jane Fonda. I must have completely blocked that part out...
Wishing you a childfully-slow rest of your summer in Ammons-land!
-Jessica

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