Monthly Archives: October 2011

FARM girl

I’ve planted several edible gardens throughout my adult years. Always, it’s a learning experience – something lost, something found. My sole foray into community gardening several years ago ended with the disheartening theft of nearly 20 delicata squash. This year, … Continue reading

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FALL back

I woke up to winter this morning, unprepared and unwilling to let go of the sunny burst of light that has bolstered my spirits over the past month. Of course I knew that summer was gone. School started seven weeks … Continue reading

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FOREVER young

How old do you feel? It’s a question I’ve been pondering lately. Over the last couple of years, I have increasingly felt older than my years. Several injuries that have repeatedly interrupted my workout momentum; a bout of anemia with … Continue reading

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FALLIBILITY

I’d been having some “me, me, it’s all about me” moments lately as I thought about the goals I’ve been able to fulfill over the past few years: A step up to work with two major newspapers, a successful move … Continue reading

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FIRST year anniversary

Today, Women Overboard! turns 1. It seems impossible that 365 days have passed since we sat in Michele’s dining room, kvetching about having to write the way other people wanted us to write. Why the hell couldn’t we write for … Continue reading

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FIRST person singular

Partly by choice and partly by circumstance, I’ve been spending a good deal of time the last few weeks by myself. I get plenty of human contact at work, and my after-work calendar is sprinkled with an appointment here and … Continue reading

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FOND memories

After a week of drenching, cold rain it seemed like summer was all but gone. I’d resigned myself to break out the sweaters, call the oil man for a delivery, and batten down the hatches until the first peek of … Continue reading

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FLAMES, going down in

I guess I have to thank the police officer who unloaded on me the other day for reminding me of the power of language. Slogans warn that words are weapons, but to me they have always been precious gifts that … Continue reading

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FROST warning

The past year in Vermont has been noticeable for its receipt of vast amounts of precipitation. While I’m grateful not to have had to shovel the 45 inches of rain we’ve had this year, I am growing weary of it … Continue reading

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