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Raising a child in inner city

This morning I watched a young boy, perhaps 8 or 9 years old, with his mother and her female companion on the subway. It was a distressing scene. The mother looked exercised. She was arguing with her companion while her … Continue reading

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Take a Seat

  “She doesn’t know how to relax,” my mother said. My sister had broken her leg, badly, in a rafting accident yet all day she stood. All day, if in conversation with a family member, for example, she practiced her … Continue reading

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I am surprised to find a person important to me opens the door

I traveled softly in warm air, clouds and stars, surveyed our planet from my safe pillow-filled boat, landed my craft on a speckled whitegolden shore, stepped into salty shallows that slapped my ankles, stepped inland as Lyndsay spoke, into the … Continue reading

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tearless cry baby

I’m a happy person. I had a lucky childhood, but I cried almost every day when I was a little kid. I remember thinking at the end of one day in third grade, it had been a good day—I hadn’t cried. I … Continue reading

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emptying the nest

Empty nest and empty nesters. We know what these mean. The first, a house, which had children at one time, now, without children. The second, the parents of said grown and departed children. When I was seven months pregnant with … Continue reading

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Walking can be hazardous to your health

I’ve lived in two large cities since my 30’s and I’ve come so close to serious head trauma or near death, just from walking outside. Once I was in a very bad state of mind, recently divorced and newly depressed … Continue reading

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order and disorder, what a beautiful mess

I have a vocation that regularly drives me nuts. But knowing myself for 52 years now, I wonder if any vocation would do that to me.  I have a compulsive need for order that has a hard time yielding to … Continue reading

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