Tag Archives: the unscheduled life

The death of spontaneity

Spontaneity is becoming extinct, going the way of the dodo or the woolly mammoth. Years ago, when my husband and I moved into our first apartment, friends lived nearby.  We would drop in unannounced — a mortal sin these days … Continue reading

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Reality summed up in a walk

I went on a neighborhood walk this morning, where I first saw this carpet of petals and blossoms.  A few blocks beyond, a woman pushing a child in a stroller smiled when she saw what I had managed to appropriate … Continue reading

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My most alliterative blog post — about a pen, a poem, some paintings and predictability

Lately I’ve felt like my life needed a little less predictability and a little more spontaneity. One reason for the feeling was that last week I spent an afternoon writing and emailing a news release to various media outlets, after … Continue reading

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Fun with fungi

I just finished reading a creepy mystery called Into the Woods by Tana French.  Happily, yesterday’s visit into the woods with friend Marilyn was anything but creepy.  We went to a nearby lake and forest in search of chanterelles.*  She … Continue reading

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It’s the little things

When we tore down and rebuilt our house a few years ago friends asked, “What do you like the most about your new house?” and my answer was always “the little things, the improvements over the old house that others … Continue reading

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Treasure Hunt

I grew up near a beach and spent much of my childhood sloshing through tide pools, getting squirted by anemones, and collecting shells, kelp whips and other treasures that were not allowed past the patio outside the basement of our … Continue reading

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The Death of Spontaneity

Working in a profession that requires your full attention day after day and year after year easily leads to the death of spontaneity.  This occurred to me today, when my husband (on his one summer vacation day thus far) decided … Continue reading

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