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A Burning of Stories, Part I

Good afternoon, everyone. My apologies for being so long away from this blog, but I have the best excuse ever. Our house burned down. Yes, that house. Cedar House. The one from which so much of this blog has sprung. … Continue reading

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A Word, if You Will, about My “Gone too Soon” Profiles

[Dumbledore says, in J. K. Rowling’s Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, “Words are, in my not-so-humble opinion, our most inexhaustible source of magic.” Which is why, perhaps, I have found this such a difficult piece to write. No magician … Continue reading

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“Consider the Lilies…” 2016

How can you not give your whole heart to the unlikely miracle of the day lily, a flower, as we learned from Superstorm Sandy, that takes fully two years to form and then, in one magnificent thrust of proud determination … Continue reading

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Summer’s Bounty, June to September, 2016

As I write this, there is hard cold rain blowing horizontal out the windows. The pool man was here earlier to tie down the cover for winter and I was reminded by the radio a few minutes ago that this … Continue reading

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Angel Gifts

It takes two years to become a New Yorker. You’ll be walking down the street one day and something will happen on the sidewalk – a glance, a stumble, a remark, a collision – and without even thinking you react, … Continue reading

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