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Homage to flowers with Shakespeare’s help

Longer days, blue skies, vaccinations, and flowers are the best treatments to erase the winter and Covid blues, and lately I’ve been able to experience them all. But there’s no guarantee of daily sun until after the Fourth of July; … Continue reading

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Are we ready for normal, new or otherwise?

Many writers are talking about the new normal as if it was about to fling its door open and welcome everyone in; more suspect is the notion that everyone is clamoring to get in. I struggle between living in the … Continue reading

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Doing things you’ll never do well

In a recent issue of “The New Yorker,” writer Margaret Talbot reviewed three related books* that argue for “the value of learning to do things you’ll never do well.” Not only is trying something new an “antidote to perfectionism,” but … Continue reading

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Learning from mistakes

“I got a rejection letter from an editor at HarperCollins, who included a report from his professional reader… As I read the report, the world became very quiet and stopped rotating. What poisoned me was the fact that the report’s … Continue reading

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Out with the Rat

After a week that involved a colonoscopy and the horror of a president aiding and abetting destruction in the nation’s capital, what could I possibly write about? In anticipation of my medical procedure, a friend encouraged me to write a … Continue reading

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Twelve Days of Christmas: Part II

In my last blog, I reported on assorted “gifts” received during the first twelve days of Christmas. Since then, twelve more days have passed. Still no partridge in a pear tree, but much more to report. On day thirteen, I … Continue reading

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Twelve days of Christmas

This year, especially, most of us will not be blessed with twelve imaginative Christmas gifts the likes of geese laying, maids milking, and golden rings under our trees.  Reporting on my first twelve days of December, I can say that … Continue reading

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Missing Pieces

I last posted a blog August 16, which I expected would be the end of a series begun in March about life during a pandemic. Since then, I’ve been working on my novel, the latest version of which went this … Continue reading

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Virus and politics lead to new health challenge

My most recent post, the last of three blogs written in an attempt to add humor to lives quarantined for two months, appeared on May 12. By mid-May, I’d stopped laughing. It’s mid-July now, and little has changed beyond more … Continue reading

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Masks for safety, comfort or style

To wear or not to wear a mask? Like to be or not to be, that is the question. Our president is unwilling to commit. It is up to us to decide. As I’ve said before, trips to the grocery … Continue reading

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