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R.I.P. Ruby Dee (1922-2014)

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“Two Cures for Love” by Wendy Cope

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Sit With Me A While Longer

Last night my good friend Michael shared his words and his heart with about 40 people at a poetry reading introducing his second book of poetry, Sit With Me A While Longer. Though he has written for quite some time, when … Continue reading

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Maya Angelou RIP 1928-2014

 

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On this Mother’s Day

On this Mother’s Day I am humbled by the compassionate wisdom and tender insight of my son.  When our children reflect back to us their understanding of the experience of our life, it can be unsettling, exposing, discerning. I don’t know why I … Continue reading

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“You” by Louise Ma

 

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Mr. and Mr.

We were up in Kenosha today, celebrating two friends’ 35th anniversary together and their recent wedding in New York. It was wonderful to spend the afternoon eating awesome food, drinking wine, chatting and reconnecting with friends. One of the celebrants, … Continue reading

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A miracle of choreography of heart space

We were out tonight with long time friends (35+ years?), eight of us in all. GM (I have written about him before), one of the eight, was diagnosed with early onset of Altzheimers about 10 years ago and has progressively … Continue reading

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“Those winter Sundays” by Robert Hayden

Sundays too my father got up early and put his clothes on in the blueblack cold, then with cracked hands that ached from labor in the weekday weather made banked fires blaze. No one ever thanked him. xxx I’d wake … Continue reading

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For Michael and Greg

I met my dear friend Michael over 30 years ago when we were both wait staff and bartenders at Jerome’s Restaurant in Chicago. His partner, Greg, whom he had recently met at the time, became an immediate friend as well. … Continue reading

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