Monthly Archives: June 2013

The Problem

Many people I know and love have been talking about last week’s decision by the Supreme Court of the United States regarding marriage.  Posts by my various Facebook friends have ranged from celebration to despair because of this decision.  Those who … Continue reading

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One Year Ago Today…

Oh the difference a year makes!  A year ago today I made a hat for our newborn granddaughter, Blythe.  She was one week old, weighed a bit more than four pounds and was in the NICU trying to learn to … Continue reading

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Slow to Slow

Throughout the year I put things off until summer.  Over and over again I promise myself that I will think about it/read it/watch it/talk about it/do it–when summer gets here.  I’m not even sure I can fully enumerate the “do … Continue reading

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Puppy Sitting

It’s summer and during the summer I do a good bit of baby sitting.  Usually I baby sit for my grandchildren as I did, along with my husband, last Saturday night.  It’s nice to have more time to give to … Continue reading

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Tripping on Basil

Sometimes I long for Italy in a way I cannot explain, so this is what I do: I go out onto my deck and pick a sprig of basil.  Crushing it in my hand, I hold it close to my … Continue reading

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School = Leisure ?!?

“But the gods, taking pity on mankind, born to work, laid down the succession of recurring Feasts to restore them from their fatigue, and gave them the Muses, and Apollo their leader, and Dionysus, as companions in their Feasts, so … Continue reading

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This Year’s Reading Stack

I hesitate to do this. Last year my plans took a completely unexpected turn within twenty-four hours after I posted a picture of my summer reading stack. It’s not that I’m superstitious, it’s just that I’ve learned the hard way … Continue reading

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