Tag Archives: hope

Spring Forward, Fall Back Down

  “Spring forward, fall back down…” I know, I know: it couldn’t be much more wintry in New England. It’s a balmy -6 degrees, enhanced by an order of magnitude for those who dally with windchill.  Boston had its highest … Continue reading

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Flying Lessons

It’s fledgling season. Fledge, as a transitive verb, means: “(1)  To rear until ready for flight or independent activity; (2)  To furnish with feathers.” Tiny birds burst out of bushes at fender level, lifting by milliseconds out of oncoming cars’ paths. … Continue reading

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Light, Hope and Moth Wings

It’s an understatement to say November 10th was a terrible day. It’s the date Jim was handed a radiologist’s report and read the words “metastatic disease.” And then the devastated two of us headed out of a Boston hospital into … Continue reading

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Numbing Numbers

In my first blog entry (The World Still Out There) I promised an excerpt from what I have written for my children to read some day. This is a portion of a chapter about the language of numbers: In the … Continue reading

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