This past week has been particularly joyful, so I must share it with you. I spent last week at a writing workshop, my first ever. I was not clear about my expectations in advance, then ended the week with some certainty that I am writing a book, that I am a writer. That’s the firstContinue reading “Snapshot of My Week”
I have been excited about making a commitment for my first writing workshop EVER. I’m not a writer, but I have stories that I need to tell. This story is not actually one of the stories that I need to tell, but somehow, I always choose the story that is current, the most present, ratherContinue reading “First Writing Workshop EVER”
Life begins. Right now, I’m thinking of the life of my son, born 54 years ago. As I remember it, I think of a picture of me holding him while my then-husband, his dad, drove us home. It was before seat belts and child seats were either common or required, so my baby was heldContinue reading “Life Begins”
My family includes many cousins, most of whom I love very much. I need to tell you who I’m including, because they’re not actually cousins. My mom had cousins, four brothers, who we treated as uncles. It followed that their many offspring were our cousins, fake cousins. Mom also had one sister with three kidsContinue reading “Fake Cousins and Postcards”
I love to do puzzles, many kinds, though right now I’m thinking specifically of jigsaw puzzles. Most of our living takes place on the first floor of our house, but upstairs is a little room, well-lit with two skylights, with a table surrounded by a futon and two comfortable chairs. We seldom use this room,Continue reading “Puzzling Meanderings”
I’ve been married to the same man for thirty-one years today. He occasionally reminds me that when we met, he knew that I was a vegetarian and made the assumption that I ate healthy foods. He was very surprised that was not the case. He continues to be surprised. Taste is one of our fiveContinue reading “My Favorite Foods and Drinks”
What a disappointment to hear from my writing teacher that this topic was my suggestion! I must have had a particular aspect in mind when I suggested it, but that escapes me now. As I consider it, I think of routine grocery shopping and how it has changed for me in different ways through theContinue reading “Shopping: What an Uninteresting Topic!”
Is it neighbors who make a neighborhood a good one? Growing up, I learned that I lived in a bad neighborhood when my sixth grade teacher announced to our class that my street (she named it) used to be so nice but, look at it now. I’ve forgotten a lot of things that happened thatContinue reading “Neighbors and Neighborhoods”
It is seldom that we truly change, though it sometimes happens. Here’s my story of more than a change, a transformation really, that happened to me. It involves gifts and it was a gift. Growing up, I loved gifts, both giving and receiving. Giving was actually better, because I got to plan and choose theContinue reading “Transformation of Gifts”
Hearing the powerful poem (Lenox Hill) of the elephants falling off the cliff in Kashmir returned me to the mood I awakened with this morning. Well, not the horror, but the deep sadness I felt. The reason? Two weeks ago, I had decided on my next protest action, planning to travel to Minnesota to standContinue reading “Moody Monday”
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