Tag Archives: love

Full Fathom

I did first ask if it was too soon. In this case, to bowdlerize the first sentence of Love in the Time of Cholera: “It was inevitable: the scent of bitter almonds always reminded him of the run on spices … Continue reading

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Purple Chimes and Valentines

“Sweet as” was in the glossary I picked up from fellow travelers during my recent adventure. It’s a New Zealand term of assurance: all is well, “no worries” (a phrase that now hits my ear as  well-meaning  but oxymoronic, a double-negative … Continue reading

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Forever Home

      “Tom Brady.”  Hand-printed on the SPCA’s yellow card. Male, tri-color   Age: 1 – 1  1/2 Why here?  Stray, found in Nottingham NH Responds to name: Yes House trained: semi  The penultimate question’s answer would prove inaccurate, … Continue reading

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Life Lessons from a Natural-Born Teacher

  My friend Elizabeth has the serene and calming presence of many natural-born educators, and happens to be a teacher. And, boy, has she taught me. Still in treatment herself, she knew when to recommend I read “The Last Lecture,” … Continue reading

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