Category Archives: Spiritual

When the soul needs a balloon.

There are old souls and stolid souls and gentle souls. And then there are feeble souls like panicles of dandelion fluff that take a nosedive in a sudden down draft. Twitter, that hell hole where people routinely spend their days … Continue reading

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After the bunny.

Spring is awash in amazements. First, there is the light. For those of us who get up with the chickens, that glimmer of pre-dawn light is almost holy.  I step outside and find that the earliest morning sound I’ve only … Continue reading

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Waiting.

Chloe and I are taking one brief moment in the midst of the frenzy to breathe and think and reflect on the reason for this season. May all be merry with you!

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Actually, It’s Not About The Bunny.

We were invited to a Good Friday breakfast yesterday morning. Alarm was set for 5 a.m.; not needed because I was up at 2 a.m., reading the news. The latest massacre of Christians, at a small university in Kenya. I … Continue reading

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What Are We Waiting For?

‘Tis the season of counting down, stressing out (jollily, of course), and waiting. We are in the liturgical season of Advent, a time of waiting for an important arrival, and not necessarily one from amazon.com. The relationship between Advent and … Continue reading

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Eleven Days to Go.

I have a lovely virtual Advent calendar on my computer desktop, a thoughtful gift from my friend, Nancy. Its purpose is to mark the days of this season of waiting for Christmas to arrive. Instead – proof of my miserable, … Continue reading

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Thinking Inside and Outside the Box

Big news in NYC this past week (besides the never-ending winter) was Tilda Swinton’s shut-eye gig at MOMA. She appears, unannounced and in various locations throughout the museum, prone and apparently asleep inside a glass chamber. Actress Swinton premiered the … Continue reading

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Hot Time: Summer in the City

We’re back on the Left Coast after our yet again not-long-enough stay in NYC. The highlight of every trip, of course,  is seeing all the kids and grandkids. Seeing them in 100-plus-degree heat is something else entirely…something for me to think about … Continue reading

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RX: Stay Busy

Very glad we were in NYC when the news of my father’s death arrived. Taylor was coming up for the weekend and the three other kids plus grandkids are here, so we’ve been blessed with companionship/solace/distraction. Given the circumstances, it’s … Continue reading

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Final Gifts

My father died yesterday. He was 89 years old and lived a full, happy life. We were not especially close; a product of the “Greatest Generation”, he provided faithfully for his family, and considered the little time he had left … Continue reading

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