Monthly Archives: March 2016

“The visible and the in-” by Marge Piercy

Some people move through your life like the perfume of peonies, heavy and sensual and lingering. Some people move through your life like the sweet musky scent of cosmos so delicate if you sniff twice, it’s gone. Some people occupy … Continue reading

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Lockdown. Lockdown. Lockdown.

Today as I was walking down the arts wing of my school, a lockdown drill was announced over the PA system. “This is a drill. This is a lockdown. Lockdown. Lockdown.” About a month ago we had a lockdown drill, … Continue reading

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Someone is happy spring is here!

…or upset they’re still in school.

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Trying to save our souls

On our way to Lorca’s Blood Wedding, we came across someone trying to save our souls.

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Consumerism, Capitalism, Exploitation

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Japanese Birthday

We celebrated JB’s birthday today orchestrated by IB. We started out with breakfast at Sawada. I had a matcha green tea latte with a shot of espresso (known as the “military”). Hiroshi Sawada is a Japanese barrista and latte artist, … Continue reading

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I’ll see you later. MUCH later.

My mother called me a couple of weeks ago from her assisted living facility in Ann Arbor. My sister was with her and they used her facetime. “This is the last time you will see my face.” “What do you … Continue reading

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Tyrannosaurus and pizza

I spent the morning and early afternoon with a tyrannosaurus and my family (two grandchildren, my step-daughter and her husband, my husband, and my son). The T.Rex was fearsome, mammoth (adjective not the noun), powerful. Riveting even. Definitely intimidating. Compelling … Continue reading

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Orchids and Tai Chi

Yesterday I went to an orchid sale at the Chicago Botanic Gardens. It was at the closing of their annual orchid show and all plants (with a few exceptions) were $10 each. We stood in long lines, there was quite … Continue reading

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First sign of peony

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