Monthly Archives: June 2011

FRIENDS

By nature we are reactionary from our earliest moments forward. We respond intuitively to what we see, smell, taste, and hear – an integral response to who we really are, and, as years pass, to the sweet memory of who we … Continue reading

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FRAMES of reference

I learned long ago that there are very few things in this world that are absolutely true. Most of what we think of as fact is colored and shaped by our backgrounds, moods, mental and emotional states, time, space – … Continue reading

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FLOWERS

I received a little message from heaven the other day, when I was least expecting it, and when I need it the most. Anyone who knows me can affirm that most days I’m a hamster on a wheel as I … Continue reading

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FLUB-a-dub-dub

I have had many jobs over these oh, so many years, but perhaps the one that has come most naturally to me is that of copy editor. At the copy desks I worked on, everyone did a little bit of … Continue reading

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FAINT HEARTED, not for the

Trying to pull on a compression stocking is a little like pole vaulting into pants that are three sizes too small. Throw in some intense pain from a surgery and it is Hell on Earth. I’ve been desperate to sleep … Continue reading

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FULL-time dreamer

I went back to my office yesterday after an extra-long weekend spent with my visiting father. The weather was beautiful during my time off, and we had a really nice visit. We also did quite a bit of work; my … Continue reading

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FATHER’S week

My father is visiting for nine days – “a short visit,” he calls it. He’s right – his visits the last two years have stretched for 12 days each. I love my father, but when you live by yourself, 12 … Continue reading

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FAIR PLAY, un

The cry I heard the most when my kids were younger, besides “Where are my shoes,” and, “I’m hungry,” was the perennially wailed anthem: “That’s not fair!” Early bedtimes weren’t fair. Offering one a treat and not the other wasn’t fair. … Continue reading

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FOUNTAIN of youth

I’ve always considered myself pretty low-maintenance, but a partial tally of the beauty products in my bathroom one recent morning has made me rethink that assumption. I currently possess products that shine and soften my hair, and some that hold … Continue reading

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FINDING my way home

Thomas Wolfe famously said that you can’t go home again. I used to agree with him. But now I’m not so sure. I’ve had an astonishing change of heart recently about the community where I was born that I was so … Continue reading

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