Category Archives: Family

Taskless Thanks

One of my favorite quotes of all time isn’t poetic or spiritual or deep or elegant. The late, wonderful , Broadway actress, Marian Seldes said it and it is about as plain and unvarnished as you can get …and for … Continue reading

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The Path Behind

One of my favorite things to do all by myself is to walk in the woods . With no companions to distract me with agreeable conversation, my eyes take in the clouds, the stones and this time of year, the … Continue reading

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Accidentally on Purpose

I moved behind him and called out enthusiastically “Hot behind!” He turned, eyes crinkling above the gang style teardrop (in his case a  fleur de lis ) the prison style, inch tall, hand lettered, four letter tattoo on his neck … Continue reading

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The Fixer Upper

On a recent trip to Lyon, I was exploring the city ,walking about on a cool and drizzly day. It was early afternoon and many of the shops were closed but, as I prefer window shopping to the actual activity, … Continue reading

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Delicate to Strong

We were having morning coffee, my friend and I . The two of us were visiting with a third friend. All of us had helped each other grow up as girls, before, during and after college and this was a … Continue reading

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Parents and Other Strangers

On Father’s Day I removed a photo that my Mom had framed of my Dad in Army uniform to scan into my computer. The photo sat on her dresser for as long as I can remember, as long as she … Continue reading

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