20 Jan 2013
January 20, 2013

Death Sucks

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Death sucks. In my tiny community, death has been strolling around lately, visiting mostly older folks. Not a shock, but still sadder than any words I know can express. Last week, a very fit forty-year-old man I had just met died in his sleep. He was going to get married soon. In 2007, my forty-four-year-old.. read more →

11 Dec 2012
December 11, 2012

Let Go Or Be Dragged


Whoa! This magnet in a cute little shop in Rhode Island stopped me in my tracks. I burst out laughing, then realized “Letting go” has been something that has been in my peripheral vision all year, something that I focus on now and then. So I ask the Captain Obvious Question, “Let go of what?”.. read more →

29 Nov 2012
November 29, 2012

The Urge to Purge


I have too much stuff.   1. Toys & puppets. Just in case a kid comes over, they’ll be entertained. (Isn’t that what the pool table’s for? It’s the perfect toddler’s toy – colors, patterns, noise.) 2. Clothes. I crave variety (but seem to wear the same thing over and over again.) 3. Recipes I.. read more →