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I clearly remember the day forty years ago that I found out that our second child was going to be a boy. I was about eight months pregnant and seeing my obstetrician quite regularly.  After he … more
There was an old lady who—almost—swallowed a fly. And that old lady was me! I made myself a nice cup of tea (is there any other kind?) and had finished half of it when my two doggies, … more
I have just come back from the dermatologist’s office after having yet another of those little surgeries for my sun-damaged skin. Both Mom and Dad had melanoma, so I try to be extra diligent … more
This summer has been action-packed as we are all trying to return to some version of normal again. Folks have taken to the highways and byways to enjoy these summer days. Many people have stopped … more
I am not exactly sure how this happened, but it seems that I am getting older. Not exactly ancient, but I definitely appear to be creeping outside the range of what could be considered … more
This past year the retired teachers’ group of which I am a member started a book club on Zoom. I had never been a member of any book club before, but since I had a Zoom account I volunteered to … more
Had another great weekend in Sullivan County. My sisters and I rented a VRBO (Vacation Rental by Owner) house up on River Road in Callicoon with an amazing view of the beautiful Delaware River. The … more
Just spent a delightful weekend in the center of the universe. It had everything—great restaurants, beautiful scenery, great accommodations, and friendly folks. Where could it be but Callicoon? … more
Living as we do in the country, there is much to see all around us if we keep our eyes open. I've just begun reading some chapters of Anne Murphy Paul's new book, “The Extended Mind: The Power … more
How can you say goodbye to someone you have known for your whole life? How can you say goodbye to someone who has been a part of your life, a part of your memories, since before you can remember? … more
A cursory look back at the last six months of American history (because this is all history, as soon as we live it), reveals a country that remains deeply affected by the continuing mis-and … more
I had a wonderful Mother's Day and I hope that all the moms out there did as well. My son Mike drove me down to New York City (aka “the city”), and we brought along my two fur babies, George and … more
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