Category Archives: Time

ROSES? WHAT ROSES?

I come from a family that does not “stop to smell the roses.” My parents, brother, sisters and I can best be described as a “Let’s get this done!” family or, at worst, a “Let’s get this over with!” gang. … Continue reading

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IS TIME WITH FRIENDS WASTED?

Time is precious. For a long time, I didn’t believe time passed quickly.  An hour of elementary school seemed like 24 hours of my life today. The late poet, Richard Brautigan described it best: I remember all those thousands of … Continue reading

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DOWNSIZING

Downsizing—the opportunity to review lots of bad decisions. Clothing: What was I thinking? Tin bunny: Why have I kept this? And the most common combo:   What was I thinking and why didn’t I get rid of this years ago? I … Continue reading

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A TRUCK STOP IN BELIZE

A truck stop held an important place in  my childhood.  On the way home from my family’s annual camping trip to Big Basin Redwoods state park, we would eat at a truck stop near Tracy, California.  That place was the real deal–on the … Continue reading

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ON TURNING 70

A couple of months ago I had my 70th birthday. I’m now the same age as Helen Mirren, that perennial example of “ageless beauty.” It took me a few months to decide to write about being 70—not because I keep … Continue reading

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A PERFECT DAY

One of the most enjoyable aspects of writing is the way that one thought leads to another seemingly unrelated thought, then an idea, then a short interruption to feed the cat, and then on to a bunch of other brain … Continue reading

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THE CIRCLE GAME

One recent morning as I walked 26 blocks through New York City, Joni Mitchell’s song, The Circle Game, played around and around in my brain. I felt sad because now that my mother is dead, there’s no one to be … Continue reading

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“You Can’t Have Everything. Where Would You Put It?”

  “He who dies with the most toys wins” was a popular, annoying bumper sticker in the 1980’s. Most people would disagree with that statement nowadays because at some point, belongings that were once desirable become clutter. As the comedian … Continue reading

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LIFE AFTER LIFE

  Life After Life is a spectacular novel by Kate Atkinson I am reading for the Goodwin Bookies discussion this week. I am not going to review the book here; I want to think about it for a while. The … Continue reading

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“TIME FOR TIME” IN THE NEW YEAR

Last Sunday morning, I spent my time writing a draft blog of Ten New Year’s Resolutions. It was intended to be both serious and amusing because (1) I am serious about these things and (2) I think some of them are … Continue reading

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