Monthly Archives: April 2011

FAMILIAR faces

I never completely get used to how small the world is. It’s particularly teensy in Vermont: if there are six degrees of separation in the world at large, there can’t be any more than two in this state of just … Continue reading

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FLEXIBLE, in

I’m a little late to the yoga party, but I finally arrived yesterday. It’s ironic, because my mother practiced and taught yoga for about 40 years and begged me frequently to join in for my own good. I resisted, of course, because … Continue reading

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FAILURE of imagination

One of my worst habits is that I worry. A lot. If I make an airline reservation, I imagine what I’ll do if I miss the connecting flight. A pain in my side must surely be appendicitis. I create entire … Continue reading

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FRAME of mind

Today, I am celebrating Put Your Life In Perspective Day, a little-known holiday I just made up to try to focus on the positives in my life, following a month of frustration that has hung like a weight around my … Continue reading

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FREE spirit

Today is probably not the best time to make this public declaration, but here it is: I’m not in any way a religious person. You won’t find me in a church this Easter Sunday – nor on any Sunday, for … Continue reading

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FLOW, going with the

I used to go crazy when circumstances out of my control messed up my plans: if I had decided to do something I felt it was cast in stone. I played a starring role in my little world and nothing … Continue reading

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FUTURE generation

As an only child with few close relatives, I have precious few children in my family – and those, on the West Coast, I’ve never met. I am myself without children, and have been an aunt only by marriage. But … Continue reading

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FAMILY history

Life as a reporter offers a daily opportunity to learn something new. And it’s that constant flow of newness, in fact, that sustains fickle souls like me who thrive on variety and change. Sometimes, though, my assignments hit a little … Continue reading

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FORTRESS, of our own making

By mmm61, Guest Blogger This morning I read something about what it means to be “special.”  We make ourselves special in many ways by sometimes inflating our egos and by sometimes demeaning ourselves.  We believe we are special because we are … Continue reading

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FAKING it

Lately I’ve been sleep-deprived to a degree that, quite honestly, frightens me a little. I’ve been walking zombie-like through my days, and even a rare good night of sleep doesn’t help much. It’s not that I’m sleeping any less than … Continue reading

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