Tag Archives: Family

A ramble about going somewhere

We have a train that runs through town here and in the warmer months, when the windows are open we can hear the whistle blow and sometimes that whistle blows loud and long and other times it’s a short sharp … Continue reading

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I thought I knew you: A letter to the other side

Dear Friends and Family that are Trump Supporters: We are standing on opposite sides of a canyon and no amount of reaching across this divide helps us to touch. The walls are slippery and jagged and our heels are dug in and … Continue reading

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Reaching Back and Leaning Forward

Every fall I write about the ‘yearning’ I experience in September. Here’s this year’s ramble. I sit in the backyard listening to crickets while cosmos gently sway in the wind, sometimes becoming weighed down by bees nosing the scrumptious center. … Continue reading

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Life Rituals

I moved to Colorado almost six years ago and since then my daughters, now young women, have visited me many times. I’ve traveled to Denver International Airport more times since I’ve lived here than my entire lifetime in Massachusetts. I … Continue reading

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A Wedding Toast: May your life be rich in ordinary moments

Weddings are magical. I believe ordinary moments are magical as well. This is the toast I gave at my daughter’s wedding last weekend. May you take the time to celebrate your ordinary moments… During your ceremony, I read from “The … Continue reading

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United We Must Stand: Children or Not

Dear sisters: When I was a stay-at-home Mommy (do they even exist anymore?) there was a nasty undercurrent vibe with embers that were whipped into full force flames by the culture of the late 80’s and early 90’s. The competition was … Continue reading

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My heart is home: No longer nesting solo

Four years to the day that I purchased my first home, I sold it. My living room had two red accent walls and the kitchen a yellow one and I painted the dining room green, my bathroom turquoise and installed … Continue reading

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Happy birthday to me: Let’s sparkle

Another birthday is on the horizon and I’m reflecting on the past year and making promises to myself for the next. Balking at another year older is not my style because what’s the point? Everyone and everything on the planet … Continue reading

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The Lupine Lady

When my daughters were little girls, bedtime always involved some snuggle time and a story. My older daughter, Hannah, would yell, “Mommy, let’s get toasty,” after her pajamas were on and her teeth brushed. Memory is a lovely, poignant living … Continue reading

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Love is the focus for today

I’ve been thinking a lot of the things that matter and the legacy I hope to leave behind and the heartbreaking beauty of the world around me. I’ve been thinking of all the questions that wear us out and how … Continue reading

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