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Like So Much Weather
On October 29, 2019 | 0 Comments

These moments are immortal, and most transitory of all;… Beams of their power stream into the ordered world and dissolve it again and again.   Martin Buber, I and Thou   On the morning of Everett and Olivia’s wedding, I had to pull Everett’s box out from under my bed. I have a box for each of […]

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Turning the Page
On January 5, 2019 | 2 Comments

Everett came into the kitchen yesterday and said, “I’m sad Christmas is over.” And it is. Suddenly. Our tree is still up, some decorations still out, but Everett is right. Everyone is back to work or school, and yesterday my parents went on their way. So now–for real and for true–we seemed to have turned […]

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Something Old for the New Year
On January 3, 2019 | 0 Comments

Hi Friends! and Happy 2019! While it is already January 3rd, we are not quite through the holidays at our house: my parents are still with us, and so I refuse to return to normal life. But I thought I’d throw a little something out on this here website of mine, something that reflects where […]

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Blue-Jays
On March 10, 2016 | 0 Comments

This morning, after days of cloudless blue, our sky was overcast. But it was warm again, and through open doors and windows, I could hear the blue-jays cry. I don’t hear the jays every day. At our feeder we get chickadees and finches, a nuthatch, and a small brown bird with a dart of white […]

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Time With Grandparents
On September 5, 2007 | 2 Comments

I think it’s important. I spent every July with my mother’s parents as I was growing up, and I regret not one minute of it. I never went to camp; I didn’t get a summer job until I graduated high school; my summers at home amongst my friends were shortened by a month. But I’m […]

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Empty Nest
On August 6, 2007 | 1 Comments

It was a good week. Weird. But good. Bill and I arrived home from Pennsylvania last Saturday night Without The Children. Yes, we left them there On Purpose to enjoy a few more days with their Pennsylvania grandparents before being whisked away to Long Island by their New York grandparents for most of this past […]

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