Monthly Archives: June 2011

What’s ignited your inner fireworks this week?

Hello, reader, out there in Cyberspace.  I can almost see you sitting at your computer.  Some of you have a drink in hand–others a cup of tea–you are drinking coffee–you come unaccompanied to the computer. I come without a cup … Continue reading

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Cilantro~~the NEW green.

Ladies and gentlemen, it’s time for a declaration. Time to write a blog about an oft-maligned creature. Time to write a blog heralding the delights of–are you ready?–yes, you must be ready–CILANTRO! Let’s get honest.  Let’s not be shy.  How … Continue reading

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Sitting again beside the hearth of a beloved poem

The Guest House This being human is a guest house.  Every morning a new arrival. A joy, a depression, a meanness, some momentary awareness comes as an unexpected visitor. Welcome and attend them all: Even if they’re a crowd of … Continue reading

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When people seem to reject you

I don’t know how to start this blog.  Which is unusual for me.  Usually, I just dive in without a second thought, letting the blog write itself.  This afternoon I want to write a personal blog.  A filled-with-feeling blog.  A … Continue reading

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Rain, Mom’s Coleslaw dressing & nursing deer

All day long it has rained. Rain, rain, rain. The skies open their gray curtains and water drips everywhere:  on grass, on dandelions, on trees, on robins, on hummingbirds, on fawns nursing against Mama Deer. I stay inside all day.  No … Continue reading

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Three dancing maidens

Once upon a time there were three dancing maidens.  You wish to know their names? The oldest maiden was called Time. The second-oldest maiden was called Life. And the third-oldest maiden was called Joy. Time arrived first to create the … Continue reading

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What did I do on my visit to NYC? Spent almost nine hours in a coffee shop, of course!

Most people travel to New York City to stroll in Central Park, visit Wall Street, glimpse the Statue of Liberty, gawk at the Empire State Building, admire paintings at the Metropolitan Museum of Modern Art, catch a Broadway play near … Continue reading

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In which the girls escape the heat, rent a Prius and drive to Montauk, Long Island

Yesterday we sweated in New York City as the temperature nudged 100 degrees. We splurged and rented a Prius for $49.99 plus insurance and taxes and $3.00 for an extra driver and drove east out toward Long Island. We languished … Continue reading

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Hot mama in the city (as in sweltering mama in the city)

Picture this.  Alarm peals at 4 a.m.  Quickly checking flight status on computer, getting dressed, kissing sleepy husband goodbye, starting the car.  Glimpsing a bear lumbering into the trees as you turn left past your road.  Driving mile after dark … Continue reading

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Mama Bear Visits the City

Once upon a time there were four bears living in the woods. Mama Bear, Daddy Bear, Brother Bear and Sister Bear. The Bear Family lived happily in the forest.  They read hundreds and hundreds and hundreds of books when Brother … Continue reading

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