Tag Archives: relationship

The joy of this game

My dear friend Michael is turning 70. It’s hard to believe that all this time has passed. I think we were both in our early thirties when we first met. Over 10 years ago his partner Gregory was first diagnosed with … Continue reading

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Cultural Umami: quality of ingredients, time, and intention.

For a while my son, IB, has been thinking about going back to Japan. He has felt compelled to return after his year teaching English in Satsuma-Sendai on the southernmost island of Kyushu a few years ago. In his latest … Continue reading

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Greetings from Niagara Falls

My mother has a friend in her assisted living facility. In fact, we have been hearing quite a bit about him over the last year. After exercise class, he always volunteers to wheel her from the class back to her … Continue reading

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“Husband” by Philip Schultz

What could be more picturesque than us eating lobster on the water, the sun vanishing over the horizon, willing, once again, to allow us almost any satisfaction. William James said marriage was overlooking, overlooking, yes, but also overlapping: opinions, histories, … Continue reading

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Galway Kinnell (1927-2014)

Galway Kinnell died last Tuesday at the age of 87. He was the first poet my husband introduced to me (through his many poetry books) some 30 years ago as we were beginning the journey of learning about each other. … Continue reading

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Nicholas Nixon’s “The Brown Sisters”

In 1975, when the photographer of these images, Nicholas Nixon, and his wife (third from left) were visiting his wife’s family, he photographed her and her three other sisters, using his 8 x 10 inch view camera. In 1976, they were … Continue reading

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Mazel Tov to us all!

This weekend we were in Ann Arbor to celebrate my sister and her partner’s wedding. Since they were married in a small ceremony in Vermont last October, this Michigan celebration was for all their friends and family, all 170 of … Continue reading

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