Nils Peterson: Talk in the Reading Room
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PART 1: GROWING UP
 The Reading Room
 Halloween 
 Xmas Eve at the Big House 
 Christmas Mysteries 
• 
Summers in Long Island 
 Father Arrives in the    Triumphal Car 
 Yankee Stadium Gone 
• 
Sandlots 
 A Thing of Beauty 
 Learning From My Father 
 Learning From My Mother 
• 
The Bus

PART 2: COLLEGE

 Next Stop 
 Going to College
 My Lecture on Romanticism 
 A Story 
 Go Way From My Window 
• Singing in the Rain 
 On the Nature of Exposition 
 A Latin Class
 A Hero's Life
 Letter to Paul Cantrell 
• Homecoming 
 The Moon and the Bulldozer
 

 

Helmer on the Yacht

Helmer on the yacht

My father's boss had a yacht and a full time sea captain named, of all things,
Captain Shellac. Maybe this picture of my father could be entitled,
“When the rich are away/ The servants will play.”


  © 2014, Nils Peterson
 

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