Category Archives: Life

Getting Lost

“When we lose our map, our real knowledge of the path begins.” Mark Nepo, Seven Thousand Ways To Listen One Halloween evening, a very long time ago, when I was maybe in second grade, my mom helped me get dressed … Continue reading

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Stories As Healing

“Although some use stories as entertainment alone, tales are, in their oldest sense a healing art; and the best, to my lights, are those who have lain with the story and found all its matching parts inside themselves and at … Continue reading

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Writing And Life

“Some writers … Charles Dickens was one … write seven or eight hours a day.  I’ve done this a few times in my life but haven’t liked it at all.  For me, there’s too much else I need and want … Continue reading

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Parenting And The Unfairness Of Life

I will be turning seventy years old next week, and one of the lessons I’ve learned over the years is that being a parent doesn’t end when your child walks out the door, goes to college, and then gets married.  … Continue reading

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The Best Laid Plans

A bit over a week ago, I was hit with what felt like a ton of bricks … a cold/flu that according to what I’m hearing has had others in and around Charlottesville, dropping like flies.  It started with a … Continue reading

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One Sweet Journey

Two weeks ago Bill and I went up to Long Island, to scatter my mother’s ashes. I worried about the trip for weeks ahead of time, waking every morning with the same questions.  “Am I doing the right thing and why?  … Continue reading

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Reid’s Barn, A Hint Of What’s To Come

I often mention that I’m working on a memoir when I publish a post here.  I’ve been thinking that it’s time to share a little bit of what I’ve been working on.  The following piece will most likely be included … Continue reading

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Writing My Life

When I told a friend a while back that I’m in the process of writing a memoir, she asked me what it was going to write about. I struggled with what to tell her. I wasn’t very clear yet myself, … Continue reading

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Home

“Home is not where you have to go but where you want to go; nor is it a place where you are sullenly admitted, but rather where you are welcomed – by the people, the walls, the tiles on the … Continue reading

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Kickin’ Granny Out Of Her Chair

I’ve been noticing an increase in my aches and pains as summer has progressed.  One reason might be that I move less in the summertime.  I can’t stand the heat and humidity and have much less energy during July and … Continue reading

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