Category Archives: adventures

In Like a Lion . . .

March roared in this year.  February ended on a beautiful Saturday—blue skies, sparkling snow, crystal icicles, a day that made me think that winter was over in spite of the mounds of snow.   Sunday brought another storm– cold winds, more … Continue reading

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Resilience

 I haven’t written a blog post in almost a year, partly because I have been chasing a toddler. I think this is a legitimate excuse.  After all, I’ve used it before.  Recently I shifted through the reams of my poems … Continue reading

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Tooth and Claw

Lately Alfred Lord Tennyson’s line “Nature, red in tooth and claw” (“In Memoriam A. H. H.”, Canto 56, line 15) keeps popping into my head.   Wild animals lurk in trees surrounding our lot, but this is not unique.  Even in … Continue reading

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The House Where I Finally Grew Up

We sold our home in southern California this week.  And by coincidence, last week my youngest sister sold her house, the one my parents bought 48 years ago.  I never think about my childhood home.  I lived there for eight … Continue reading

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Hiking with Friends

 Last Monday was the type of autumn day that lures people to New England.  The sun was bright; the trees were a riot of yellow, red and orange.  I met a group of friends to walk and talk. On the … Continue reading

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Summer Excursions

I have been absent from this blog for some time now. I confess that I have been distracted by two other writing projects that consume much of my energy (and creep into my dreams). I think of topics for this … Continue reading

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Mornings when you can see your breath

A dusting of snow glistens in the yard. The sun peeks through the trees. I pull on an old blue ski parka that I like for morning walks and runs. This parka was retired when I decided it was too … Continue reading

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