2 Mar, 2018

To the Lighthouse

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How can a public place can be so personal? How can I be so attached to a place I don't own,  maintain, nor have a say in its very existence? [...]

1 Feb, 2018

31 Happy Things

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Yours truly visiting the Ice Palace in St. Paul, MN Sunday, January 28, 2018 Inspired by a prompt in the current winter issue of Bella Grace, I kept [...]

5 Jan, 2018

On Going to the Store

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I can't believe I'm about to write a blog post advocating going to the store. I am not much of a shopper. I quickly get mental overload at any kind [...]

16 Nov, 2017

The Joy of Learning to Read

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My daughter wearing one of the hats I knitted for her after I learned to read American knitting patterns. I just began a new knitting project the other day--a hat [...]

16 Nov, 2015

There Must Be Something to Set Against All This

November 16th, 2015|Tags: , |

Whenever something horrible happens like the Islamist terrorist attacks in Paris this past Friday, I ask myself, there must be something to set against all this. This is a line [...]

28 May, 2015

A Picnic in Hemingway’s Attic

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What could be more perfect than a bunch of writer friends holding a picnic in the attic of the Hemingway Birthplace Home? Where the gabled windows look out at the [...]

14 Apr, 2015

Two Years of Morning Pages

April 14th, 2015|Tags: , |

Today is my two year anniversary of Morning Pages. Incidentally I find myself in the same spot where I began this practice in earnest: on the banks of the Potomac [...]

5 Feb, 2015

Today and Tomorrow

February 5th, 2015|Tags: , |

  Today is... ... the undulating blue of the mountains against the bright of the sky ... the dusting of snow on the summits ... the road swinging up the [...]

3 Nov, 2014

Joy is… 31 Walks

November 3rd, 2014|Tags: , , , |

The sound of fall: Walking through leaves October went out with a bang here in Chicago; we had such a mighty storm that the waves were swapping over and Lake [...]

19 Jun, 2014

Joy is…

June 19th, 2014|Tags: |

...when the team you're rooting for in the World Cup 2014 not only shoots a goal, but wins! That picture is joy captured, right? My daughter took it as a [...]

4 Jun, 2014

Joy is…

June 4th, 2014|Tags: |

...hearing that one of my best friends got a job. She's been dealt a heavy blow of fate this year and so, after 14 years out of the workforce as [...]

24 Apr, 2014

Joy is…

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Detail of our Passover Seder table before the festivities begin ...singing the traditional silly folk songs with my kids at the end of the Passover Seder. We have our own [...]

28 Mar, 2014

Joy is…

March 28th, 2014|Tags: , |

...discovering that the parsley I sowed ten days ago is sprouting! PS: Because "joy" is my word of the year, I've decided to record moments of joy. I hope that [...]

18 Feb, 2014

Word of the Year

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  I'm rather late sharing my word for the year 2014. Why so late? Back in November I already knew that "joy" would be the word for the coming year, [...]

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