Category Archives: friends

Blessed

  The week before Thanksgiving, I was in a HomeGoods store, pushing my grandson in a cart, looking for a roast pan small enough to fit my mini-oven, when a woman approached me and said:  “You are so lucky.”   A … 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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Never the Same Way Twice Mac n Cheese

It’s New Year’s Eve.  This time last year (and the nineteen years before that), I was putting the finishing touches on a casserole for a neighborhood New Year’s Eve party.  Today I am chilling champagne for a small family gathering.  … 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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Hag

This weekend I celebrated a birthday.  It wasn’t a milestone birthday, yet it was the first one that made me seriously reflect on birthdays.  I wasn’t bothered or sad on any of the more momentous birthdays, the ones that have … Continue reading

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Part 8: A Truly Empty Nest

A note:  I wrote this before we closed on the house but never got to posting it.  The next few posts should bring us up-to date.  Stay tuned. Leaving home is what young people do.  Children become teenagers, dreaming of … Continue reading

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