Monthly Archives: January 2018

You Must Remember This

Some time ago (I can’t remember when) I wrote a blog about Mindfulness. I do remember that one of the people interviewed for an article about the subject said that to be “mindful,” she tells herself what she is doing. … Continue reading

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CLEARING OUT

Last week I began an overwhelming task: clearing out the house of family members who died. They had lived in the same place for 60 years and it seems as if they never threw anything away. I have listened for … Continue reading

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LADYBUG, LADYBUG

Ladybug, ladybug fly away home, Your house is on fire and your children are gone, All except one, And her name is Ann, And she hid under the baking pan. (English rhyme circa 1744) Our house is not on fire, … Continue reading

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HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Here’s hoping 2018 will be a sane and peaceful year around the world.   The New Yorker has published this list of best fiction of 2017.  Happy Reading! In a year that too often seemed like fiction, my favorite novel … Continue reading

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