Excavating

All that’s left

May 7, 2012

About the time I started middle school (or, as we used to say, “junior high”) I had exasperated my piano teacher to the point where she decided I had to find a new teacher. I still don’t know how I flummoxed my mom so. I suppose it could have been my legendary stubbornness. (Example: My […]

Cautionary tale: Why you shouldn’t let social media sites into your address book

June 17, 2011

Remember when the new wife of an old boyfriend emailed me to say that, No, He Would Not Be Having Coffee with Me when I was traveling to his town? That was more than three years ago. Two weeks ago? She invited me to LinkedIn. I deleted the invitation, like I always do. I’m not […]

Fort Luz

June 2, 2011

Summer vacation just started for my children. Which makes me think of my own summer vacations several decades ago. My sisters and I would sleep in til 7:30 (only 10 minutes later than we grudgingly awoke on school days), eager to suck the marrow out of all the daylight. We’d get dressed and chomp down […]

All of me

December 15, 2010

I wait in the clearing for them to join me. It is my celebration, after all. The sun is shining, bathing the lea in a warm glow. There is an entire meadow of soft greenery for us to dig our toes into. Nothing sharp, nothing dangerous, nothing to mar our time together. There is just […]

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