Monthly Archives: December 2010

Frizzes, pink bowknots and the future of journalism

Today I did a very bad thing. I knew it was bad but I did it anyway. Even as I picked up the scissors, there was a little voice in my head saying, “Don’t do it! You’ll be sorry!” But … Continue reading

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Lights, lawns and politics

Sweetie put up the Christmas lights a couple of weeks ago. Well, let me clarify. Sweetie replaced one string of lights that had burnt out. He leaves them up year round. Calls them winter cheer lights. By the time summer … Continue reading

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Annie and Florence

Okay, maybe it’s not for everyone. A week or so ago I wrote about Annie Lennox’s Christmas album, how intrigued I was. I bought it. Got the last copy in the store. I’ve listened to it several times, most recently during a … Continue reading

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The Ritual of Goodbye

I woke up this morning thinking about saying goodbye and all the ways and the times in our lives when we do so. There are the quick breezy acknowledgements of day-to-day living, the goodbyes that mark changing relationships, the goodbyes that … Continue reading

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Tarts and traditions

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It’s all Nana’s fault. Who knew? Every year I start planning my Christmas baking in early December. It includes these finicky little marzipan tarts that are really really good. Each one requires its own carefully made pastry shell. They are filled … Continue reading

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The Worry List

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Good news. I’m off the worry list.  My sister’s on it. She’s been there for several months and normally she’s never on it so this is very worrisome. My  brother’s on it. He occupies a permanent space… just moves up and down. … Continue reading

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Imagine…

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December 8th. The day John Lennon died. There’s nothing to say about that that hasn’t been said. And “nothing you can say that can’t be sung.” I’ve been learning to play this on the piano. So much power in one word. … Continue reading

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