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Little Boys Grow Up

I’ve overdosed on the Royal Wedding. Sniffled as many tears as if Prince Harry were my own son. Why all this emotion? Prince Harry reminds me a lot of my youngest son. They’re the same age. Both good-looking young men … Continue reading

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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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For Whom the Bell Tolls

It’s Good Friday. I used to be Catholic, but no longer. Yet Holy Week still feels sacred to me and on Good Friday I like to do the Stations of the Cross in the big overgrown garden behind the rectory … Continue reading

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Presence on a Monday Morning

As I sat cross-legged on my sofa this morning, facing the south window– open to catch a breeze, I tried to be in my skin, tune out the static in my head. Presence it’s called. And as I sat– eyes … Continue reading

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A Christmas Ornament

It’s December 1993. My dad’s in the hospital. His cancer’s returned. It’s not looking good for him. I’m at home decorating my Christmas tree. I placed all the ornaments on the branches just so, each one reminding me of something … 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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Coming to Terms with the Tragic (Again)

I don’t know about you, but I’m having a tough time dealing with all the natural disasters lately, not to mention the Vegas shooting and the rumblings from North Korea and all the other shit going on in the White … Continue reading

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Voyeur

Back from the neighborhood pool. There’s a married couple there who are regulars. Nice folks. He’s a friendly whale, talks to everyone, swims to ease his back troubles.  She’s big and beautiful, long auburn braid; placid, patient, smiling. I like … Continue reading

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My Happy Place

It’s been around since forever; retro, cheap and clean. Three mornings a week, May through October, I throw on my swimsuit and head out to our little municipal pool for a swim. When I first hit the water I feel … Continue reading

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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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