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STRONG WORDS

My mother used strong words. Some of her tendency to overstate was inherited from her mother, my grandma, who used thrilling expressions like “Bloody murder in the third degree!” As she aged, Mom’s ways of expressing exasperation became increasingly dramatic. Among … Continue reading

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MEDITATION, MINDFULNESS AND DISHES

I am a great fan of Mindfulness though, unfortunately, not a particularly successful practitioner. Nevertheless, I keep trying. While surfing the news for something that wasn’t about politics, technology or economics I recently discovered a New York Times series called “Meditation … Continue reading

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Testing, testing and more testing

I’m trying to see if my new system works.

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THANKSGIVING 2016

Thanksgiving 2016 may well be a different version of a favorite national holiday. As a little kid, I used to enjoy bringing up politics at that meal, causing a great uproar among the tipsy Republicans, Democrats and know-nothings in my … Continue reading

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TESTING, TESTING

Testing to see if I’ve fixed my blog publishing problem.

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TRUMP, TRAVEL AND TRAVAIL

After three weeks of travel in Burma, Thailand, Laos and Cambodia, I returned to learn that while we were flying home, Donald Trump became president-elect of the United States.* I make a point of not writing about politics in this … Continue reading

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GONE TO BAGAN

We are on the road in Southeast Asia, current in Bagan, Myanmar (Burma).   I have already taken hundreds of photos I was planning to share on this blog but I can’t download them to the site for “security reasons,” … Continue reading

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FOOD IS LOVE

We’ve all heard the expression, “Food is Love.” In the Sixties, a famous Pillsbury slogan was “Nothin’ says lovin’ like somethin’ from the oven.” Last Friday my husband, Bill, read to me a “What to Cook This Weekend” column by … Continue reading

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FAST FRIENDS

There are many kinds of friends: old friends and new, childhood friends, false friends, school friends and fast friends. Last week my husband and I had the pleasure of making fast friends, or, more specifically, making friends fast. We spent … Continue reading

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GARDENING FOR THE GRUMPY

Gardening and being grumpy usually don’t go together but they did for me today. I woke up feeling out-of-sorts, itching with free-floating irritation. After last night’s thunderstorms, the Buzzards Bay weather was perfect for gardening—cool with a light wind and … Continue reading

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