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“The Diving Bell and the Butterfly”

Can you imagine being completely paralyzed except for your left eye?  I just saw this movie called “The Diving Bell and the Butterfly.” Based on the reviews, it sounded pretty depressing. But I like movies that dig down deep. And … Continue reading

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Book Review: “Lab Girl” by Hope Jahren

On a freezing cold Minnesota winter night, a smart little girl plays in her father’s college science lab, surrounded by instruments and gizmos, more at home in the lab than the house she grew up in. Her quiet preoccupation with … Continue reading

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The Mom Gene

My daughter Amy has three boys. My three grandsons.  Jake, the youngest is on the brink of adolescence.  Born on the Fourth of  July twelve and a half years ago. My daughter called him her little firecracker because of his … Continue reading

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Homme de Sucre

“Bonjour, monsieur,” I flirted. “Comment ça va,” you’d reply, harmless enough. You went to Montreal, brought me maple syrup, “Sugar Man,” it said on the label.

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Leaf in the Wind

Storm on the way. Gray sky brings in the wind, still soft but kicking up in spurts. It grabs an oak leaf—a big raggedy red oak leaf and spirals it upwards like a miniature kite, like a feather, like a … Continue reading

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The Old Woman

She was hunched over in her nursing home wheelchair in a tiny room between the kitchen and main dining room, at a small round table. She’d lost the use of her voice and her limbs, and needed feeding. I’d say … Continue reading

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Symphony

The conductor walked out, bowed, raised his baton and they were off! Beethoven first. The music swirled around me. Now a swelling sea, now a train engine chugging, a roller coaster, a carousel. Here and there a fluted crystal chirp. … Continue reading

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