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Just after I complained about how cold it was outside…

…this greeted me on the front step.

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“The New Rule” by Rumi

It’s the old rule that drunks have to argue and get into fights. The lover is just as bad. He falls into a hole. But down in that hole he finds something shining, worth more than any amount of money … Continue reading

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Smoky into spring break

I smell pretty smoky, which usually makes me think of summer and night time fires and grilling, but today’s smokiness was caused by our annual burning of the Constitution tests which the students took in the fall. There is a … Continue reading

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Sometimes we’re just lucky…

…and someone sends us the missing pieces.

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Poetic catharsis

Leaving work tonight, surrounded by fog emanating from the snow left on the ground, I stopped in my tracks, mesmerized by the enchanting and very quiet world around me. It was like I had entered an alternative universe silently covered … Continue reading

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At the top of the stairs

Yesterday we went to a performance of the Sweat Girls, known as the monologue mavens.  Six women, mostly of “a certain age” told their individual stories about aging, financial woes, retirement fantasies, working at Aldi’s because of the need for … Continue reading

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A lot better than shredding

My mother requested we burn all the bills and other personal papers that she and her second husband saved for the duration of their marriage (over 34 years). Actually, it may have been the burning of the bills Part I, … Continue reading

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