Category Archives: children

Three Things

“Not every day is good, but there’s something good in every day.” Anonymous Several months ago, in the throes of a painful breakup, I went to a grief workshop at a local retreat center. I’m sure it did me good– … Continue reading

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Six on a Bench

A time-blurred photo, crimped edges, c. 1957 thumb-tacked to a bulletin board. Six children sitting rag-tag on a bench– one skinny boy in glasses, pony-tailed me, four stair-step girls, my little sister off to herself on the end with eyes … Continue reading

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A Sky Full of Crows

Had a rough night.  My woes and the woes of the world seemed to be in bed with me. When I woke up, the morning was cool and sunny so I decided to take a long walk.  Walk off the … Continue reading

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Wind

It’s a windy, cloudy day. I love wind. I was just out in the front yard, under my big camphor tree, sitting back in my Adirondack chair looking up at the tops of skinny old oaks that swayed back and … Continue reading

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The Florida Room

Just back from  a poetry discussion group at my library. My first time.  I’ve been trying to fill my calendar with interesting stuff to help me get over my latest relationship bust.  According to the Google gods I’ve got six … Continue reading

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Me and my Hula Hoop

The year was 1957, the place Homestead, Florida. I was ten years old and a darn good hula hooper. One day at my Catholic school we had a hula hoop contest in PE class.  At the end of the period … Continue reading

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The Vernal Equinox and a Baby Brother

I’m so full of memories these days. A sure sign I’m getting up there. Today is the vernal equinox. My older son, TJ, just sent me a photo of the rising sun from his car. It took me back to … Continue reading

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The Last Child

Creak creak creak, old rocker speaks, slowly I stroke a silken cheek, nestled close we quit the day and boundaries seem to melt away. This child who fills my heart so full has late begun to feel the pull of … Continue reading

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A Chorus of Crows

A cacaphony, a convention, a chorus of crows! Crow cries everywhere. All the day long. Spring migration I guess. Do they crow for the sheer joy of this flawless day? Not too hot, not too cold, just enough wind to … Continue reading

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Rain Lily Boy

I have this memory of a boy. A bittersweet memory more than 30 years old. It’s my son. A skinny ten year old, crooked-toothed before braces, with a thatch of light brown hair and calm eyes. A tender child not … Continue reading

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