Monthly Archives: August 2011

What’s Next?

Last week after hearing of our earthquake and the coming hurricane, a friend from California emailed me asking, “What’s Next?”  Sometimes I wish I had a crystal ball, but then I rethink saying, “No, that isn’t what I want.” On … Continue reading

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On Earthquakes And Hurricanes

On Tuesday, I was in the cellar getting ready to fold freshly dried laundry.  At the instant I opened the dryer door, there was a huge rumbling sound, like a freight train about to crash through the house.  It felt … Continue reading

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The Teacher Around The Corner

It’s seven AM.  It’s warm and the humidity is high.  I’m already sweaty. I go out the back gate with Sam and Molly in tow, for our early morning walk.  We like to go this way, up the street behind … Continue reading

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Living In The Shadow

To live with the conscious knowledge of the shadow of uncertainty, with the knowledge that disaster or tragedy could strike at any time; to be afraid and to know and acknowledge your fear, and still to live creatively and with … Continue reading

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Writing Memories

My favorite reads have always been creative non-fiction … stories about people, how they live and why they do what they do.  While biography and autobiography are interesting, it’s memoir that I savor. For me, reading a memoir is like … Continue reading

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Amazing Grace

On the way to visit our daughter and grandkids a few weeks ago, my husband and I stopped to visit his 92-year-old cousin, Sister Petra, a retired Catholic nun, with a laugh-out-loud sense of humor and a feisty personality. Before … Continue reading

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Enjoy The Ride

The great affair, the love affair with life,                                                                 … Continue reading

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