Tag Archives: children

When the Planet Shifts

  Before we married, Jim promised me we would have five boys. Because I was very young, somewhat gullible, and only took college laboratory courses because I had to (notwithstanding my lack of scientific skills), I believed him. We had … Continue reading

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Mother, May I?

Not long ago I was gifted with the pleasure of hearing Billy Collins wryly read his poem about fashioning a plastic lanyard to present to his mother: No cookie nibbled by a French novelist could send one into the past … Continue reading

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An Audience of One: How I Wish This Blog Didn’t Exist

Today’s daily writing prompt from our friends at WordPress is another irresistible one: “Picture the one person in the world you really wish were reading your blog. Write her or him a letter.” The obvious, but impossible, choice would be … Continue reading

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Paint My Spirit Gold

Raise my hands, paint my spirit gold . . . . The group Mumford & Sons has released a wonderful album Jim did not have a chance to hear.  I cannot stop playing a particular song–“I Will Wait for You“–during … Continue reading

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