Monthly Archives: May 2017

MARRIAGE AND CHANGE

  Yesterday Bill and I celebrated the 39th anniversary of our marriage. “Celebrated” may not be the appropriate word because we didn’t do anything special. We have been lucky enough to share so many special trips and meals that it … Continue reading

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SHIVA AND MAKING DAYS COUNT

Jack Popik died last week. My father-in-law was six days short of his 96th birthday and quite ill; he was ready. Jack was, however, the last of his generation from two large extended families and it was strange to think … Continue reading

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PENELOPE LIVELY AND BIG SMALL DECISIONS

Penelope Lively The idea that our entire lives can be shaped by early, small decisions is the lifelong subject of British author Penelope Lively’s novels. When you think of it, it makes sense. If forty years ago a long-lost boyfriend … Continue reading

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BIRD SEX ON THE BEACH

The words “bird” and “sex” don’t automatically belong together but that has been the spectacle this weekend. Spring has come to the south coast of Massachusetts and osprey love is in the air. A pair of these large, beautiful “fish … Continue reading

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