Tag Archives: aging

Spring Cleaning

Wednesday morning I woke up at 5:30 am in a panic.  I had to get up and write because I had just one year left of this decade.  I needed to start now.  Of course, I didn’t get up.  I … Continue reading

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Saying Good Bye

Today the wind howls madly outside the house, hurling snow from trees, sending clouds of fine powder across the yard.  I watch the trees sway in dance, waiting for one to lose its balance.  This is not the peaceful snow … Continue reading

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Awe

The dogs were up first on Christmas morning.  They have no sense of the days of the week—every day is Monday.  My husband and I let the dogs out and then fixed their breakfast.  After breakfast, they were ready to … Continue reading

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Does this bruise make me look fat?

Tuesday morning was bleak.  The sun was supposed to be up when I opened the door from the kitchen to the deck to let the dogs out but I couldn’t see it.  The world was gray and cold—19 degrees.  It … 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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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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