Monthly Archives: December 2012

Uncoverings: measurements of character

A large part of every winter holiday is spent cleaning and organizing the house. But this year the cleaning and organizing are deeper and more thorough. We have emptied an entire file cabinet that used to sit in our bedroom. … Continue reading

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“After the Gentle Poet Kobayashi Issa” by Robert Hass

New Year’s morning— everything is in blossom!    I feel about average. xxxx    A huge frog and I staring at each other,    neither of us moves. xxxx    This moth saw brightness in a woman’s chamber—    burned to a crisp. xxxx    Asked … Continue reading

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German Chocolate Cake

I have never been a good baker. I am definitely a terrific cook, but baking has always challenged me. I think this is true in part because in cooking there is a lot of leeway and room for creativity, but … 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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I think I feel a cold coming on…

Even when we were small, whenever my brother or sister or I got sick, my mother would make a Fanny’s Fixer. Fanny was my grandmother and she made them for my mother and her sisters too, when they were small. … Continue reading

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Tinkers “tinkers.”

I’m in Ann Arbor watching my sister’s and her partner’s dog, Odo, while they are away for a few days. Ann Arbor is only about 40 minutes from where my mother and CJ live so this afforded me the opportunity … Continue reading

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Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas

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Jews and Chinese food on Christmas

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No quickies in the home improvement department

So you start with wanting to paint the bedroom. It won’t take long and what a lift it would give to the space. But then you discover that you need to get more paint and more dropcloths and paint trays … Continue reading

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“When I am among the trees” by Mary Oliver

When I am among the trees, especially the willows and the honey locust, equally the beech, the oaks and the pines, they give off such hints of gladness. I would almost say that they save me, and daily. I am … Continue reading

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