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End Credits

(Disclaimer – this is a farewell blog post, bear with yours truly, I will get there) My friend dear M., who has been at my very side the last 2+ years, in person and in spirit, got hitched recently.  When … Continue reading

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Rooted

Another.  And then another  In the end I think there were 7 in total. I went after my little plot of land today.  There was a long neglected flower bed abutting the foundations of the front of the house, where crabgrass … Continue reading

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Everything Is (still) Illuminated

Many (too many) weeks ago I wrote about practicing yoga with my eyes closed.  About how there is more to any of us than that which meets the proverbial eye.  About the wondrous findings we discover when we journey inward.  This week … Continue reading

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Everything Is Illuminated

Whenever I go to yoga, I face the same question.  To wear or not to wear my glasses, that is the question.  To see the teacher’s graceful demonstrations of various poses, or to squint and attempt my own semi-artistic renderings. … Continue reading

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Open Heart Surgery

Yesterday was a dreary day, the skip work and curl up on the couch with a tattered copy of War and Peace and a steaming mug of tea kind of day.  There is no skipping work for funsies when one … Continue reading

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This American Life

On Thursday, I celebrated my 14th Thanksgiving.  14 years as a Parisian in America. My first Thanksgiving was a classic affair.  It was the year 2000. Cranberry sauce, football, and Bud Lights under palm trees and Californian sunshine.  One year, … Continue reading

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This Modern Love (NaBloPoMo Day 11/30)

This week’s column in the Modern Love section of the New York Times is just lovely.  In a short video entitled Broken Heart Doctor and its companion column, Nursing a Wound in an Appropriate Setting, a New York pediatrician talks about being the healer and the … Continue reading

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Why I Write Love Letters (NaBloPoMo Day 10/30)

It is just past the halfway mark for National Blog Posting Month (NaBloPoMo) and 30 consecutive days of writing and blogging.  I’m batting 0.625 at this point.  Not great, but I’ll take it.  I thought it would be hard to … Continue reading

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The Writing Life (NaBloPoMo Day 9/30)

Well, it didn’t take long for me to fall behind on the daily writing goal.  But that’s only because I’ve been so busy collecting lovely tidbits to write about – ahem. Today I attended the annual meeting of a local … Continue reading

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The Gorgeous Fighters (NaBloPoMo Day 7/30)

Read this: http://www.dotodaywell.com/2013/11/07/preliminary-surgery-results-update-3/ Then go back and read her story. From the beginning. I don’t know this woman, Jen. I just know that we are of similar age and that I don’t have cancer (that I know of) but she … Continue reading

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