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  • Friday, May 12, 2017

    “I observe, I write, I try not to remember the life that I didn’t want to lose but lost and have to remember.” ~ Jonathan Safran Foer, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close The other day I chatted briefly with on of the residents at the care home where my mother-in-love now resides. She told me how […]

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  • Monday, January 16, 2017

    “There are so many doors to open. I am impatient to begin.” ~ Daniel Keyes, Flowers for Algernon After an unsettled weekend, equilibrium has been restored. We begin again. My desk is a mess with papers and books and binders so tidying up will be the first task I tackle this morning. I once resolved […]

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  • A Summer of Reunion and Returning

    This summer is unexpectedly turning into one of reconnecting with people who inhabit special places in my heart. It was a joy to get together with a dear friend I haven’t seen in over twenty years and find that, though our lives are dramatically different from what they were when we first became friends in the early 1980s, […]

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  • A Cracked Vessel

    I spent an enjoyable afternoon prop shopping with a friend earlier this week and fell in love with this cute little pot. What I didn’t notice until this morning was that it has a crack in it that only adds to its charm. That crack reminded me of a piece I wrote about a cracked […]

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  • Family Threads

    This piece was original published by the Forget Me Not Family Society in the Winter 2015 edition of the Adoption Circles newsletter. My husband gave me an antique stove for Christmas. It now sits in my office and every time I enter the room I‘m reminded of a time when life was perhaps less complicated, but certainly harsher, than […]