Tag Archives: Life

It’s about time.

I was halfway through the audiobook edition of novelist Penelope Lively’s meandering Dancing Fish and Ammonites: A Memoir before it occurred to me why I must have chosen it from all the books out there in the literary ether. There … Continue reading

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Go ask your mom.

What is Mother’s Day without the brunch? How do we even begin to do this? Of all the family traditions I can think of, torturing your children by making them dress up in the middle of the day and spend … Continue reading

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Before and again: enough misery to go around.

Zoomed with a few wise friends the other day and in the midst of our exclamations that we are in this historic moment, we each made a commitment to keep a journal. Someday our grandchildren, or their children, might want … Continue reading

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Caturday: from cats to cat-a-combs.

We go way back with cats. We’ve been spoiling them since 1977 when we adopted our first stray, “Gray Fluff”.  Apparently “Kitty Hook” was another of her monikers judging from her personalized Valentine cake. Time flew by, and while I apparently … Continue reading

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My spirit animal is the sloth.

As a two-week “pause” has stretched to four, with nothing but uncertainty ahead, there is ample time for reflection. What are you learning about yourself? Us? Well, the veneer of civilized behavior is melting away one layer at a time … Continue reading

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Easter without the eggs?

Real or perceived, there’s been talk of an egg shortage the last few weeks. Maybe due to “stress baking” or perhaps a slight hiccup in the supply chain, but whatever the cause, our hens are suddenly looking like superstars! While … Continue reading

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The olds are all right.

I’ve never felt so elderly. Neighbors checking in, “Are you okay? Are you really okay?” The kids making sure we are properly distancing. Blessed young friends doing errands for us and taking Lily to the beach. (Tammy, you should be … Continue reading

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