Category Archives: Aging

O’Christmas Tree, O’Christmas Tree

I love Christmas trees.  Christmas trees not only symbolize all the beauty and hope of the season but are reminders of Christmases past.  I have three trees this year.  Maybe more if I have to count the tiny tabletop trees.  … Continue reading

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To run or not to run . . .

While I was slogging around Spring Lake, the pond at Fisher Meadows, on Wednesday, I heard a runner coming up behind me.  I pulled my three dogs closer to the side of the trail so he could pass.  A man about the same … Continue reading

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A Tale of Two Sinks

A few days ago, I popped into a big box beauty supply stores, one of the ones that offer many of the same products found in department stores but without the service (or the temptation to shop for clothes, purses … Continue reading

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The Joy of Seasons

Yesterday I took four of the dogs for a jog at Fisher Meadows.  I hadn’t been doing much running lately.  Using my trip to California, the flu, my mother-in-law’s visit, Hurricane Sandy and the snowy Nor’easter as excuses, I managed … Continue reading

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The Maine Event

Thirty-five years is a long time, three and a half decades of change and challenge.  A woman would think that there would be some expensive trinket to commemorate this, but the gift for thirty-five doesn’t have the gleam of forty … Continue reading

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The Honeymoon Seat

This week my husband and I celebrated our thirty-fifth wedding anniversary by taking a trip to Acadia National Park in Maine.  Until we began planning our trip, we didn’t know that one of the unique features of Acadia was its … Continue reading

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Home Alone

If I could remake the 1990 film, Home Alone, the mom would be the one left behind.  Ah, the joy.  She would rush out of the bathroom and see her family leaving for the airport in a cab, the mounds … Continue reading

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A Cycling Hero

The sports news yesterday in Connecticut was not the Olympics.  In case you missed it, Jim Calhoun, legendary UConn basketball coach, went home after hip surgery.   The Hartford Courant ran two stories on Calhoun’s discharge from the hospital, one in … Continue reading

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Tranquility and the Sport of Running

Running along the narrow path between the trees along the river, I feel something spiritual yet primitive.  These are feelings that I cannot accurately label.  I feel my feet hit the path; I hear the leaves moving as the dogs … Continue reading

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The Butterfly Effect

Photographing butterflies is difficult.  Somedays I just can’t get the shutter speed right.  The result is Victorian Fairy photographs—spots of light like Tinkerbell dancing in a meadow.  Butterflies, in the woods, in meadows, in gardens, represent beauty and delight.  We … Continue reading

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