Tag Archives: Mother’s Day

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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A Vale of Valentines

This morning I had to stop at a drug store in which all the pharmacists know and likely pity me by sight. To look at the cheerful carnation pink and red of Valentine’s Day displays is almost as sobering as … Continue reading

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