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A Day For Bold and Decisive Action

Click play for a soundtrack to this post:  Stars and Stripes Forever Happy March 4th! I like to say to my office colleagues on the 4th of March, “Today is my favorite day of the year.”  Invariably they ask why.  … Continue reading

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Surprise! (Spring’s Coming)

You’d think a 51 year-old gardener with lettuce and broccoli plantlings under grow lights in the front room would have an inkling that spring is on the way.  So why did that flash of purple, four perfect crocus plants blooming … Continue reading

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My Life’s Warp and Woof

I have an energy and optimism I haven’t had in a very long time.  I’ve both gained and re-gained something: renewed verve, an opened eye, a loosened tongue.  I trust my view and my voice.  I am bringing many threads, old and … Continue reading

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From the Bride’s Father’s Notebook – Day 2

From the Bride’s Father’s Notebook, Day 1 December 21, 2009 At Breakfast We ate breakfast together this morning, eggs, bacon, toast.  My bride was raised with a strong sense of the sanctity of hot toast.  It’s a well-known, well-worn drill … Continue reading

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From The Bride’s Father’s Notebook – Day 1

From the Bride’s Father’s Notebook Introduction December 20, 2009 Katie and David arrived today.  They were supposed to get here yesterday but the Blizzard of 2009 had other ideas.  Thankfully they were able to get safely to just three hours … Continue reading

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Auld Lang Syne II (My subtext)

I think I truly heard Auld Lang Syne (which means times gone by) for the first time last year, though I’d heard the familiar chopped up version of it many New Years Eves gone by.  It moved me so that … Continue reading

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From the Bride’s Father’s Notebook – Introduction

Over the next two months, mixed in with poems and events, essays, letters, observations, I’m going to publish in The Life Literary a journal I kept for 15 days a little over a year ago.  At the time, I wanted to set … Continue reading

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Redemption: Start in the Corner

My daughter, a married college sophomore, wrote an email awhile back.  She felt overwhelmed with all the work she had to do, and discouraged that she wasn’t doing it as well as she could or should.  She was even worrying … Continue reading

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