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Matcha Daifuku, Scampi, Rocks, Presqu’ile, and Dragon Netsuke

xxxxx xxxxx xxxJB is 72 today. xxxMH will be 69 Thursday. xxxI will be 64 next Wednesday. xxxWho knows where the time goes?    

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“Walking Alone in Late Winter” by Jane Kenyon

How long the winter has lasted—like a Mahler symphony, or an hour in the dentist’s chair. In the fields the grasses are matted and gray, making me think of June, when hay and vetch burgeon in the heat, and warm … Continue reading

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It’s a Wonderful Life—finale

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Bread, honey, salt, and wine

Today we helped IB and AI move into a completely refurbished 2 bedroom apartment half a block from the lake. The weather was not too hot and everyone’s mood was upbeat. After we toted, dragged, lifted, piled, carried, heaped, pulled, … Continue reading

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Writing is relationship

Every summer I serve as one of the judges for a writing competition sponsored by a local civic organization. This year I have read 86 entries and am given a rubric to apply as I evaluate the submissions. Each year, … Continue reading

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Recipe for relationship

IB and his girlfriend are taking a road trip to Virginia and North Carolina and we are lending them our car. In thanks for our generosity, they cooked us a most amazing meal last night. Broiled mackerel, konbucha (not pictured), … Continue reading

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Distillation and Demons

Distillation is the process of separating mixtures. As opposed to the process of reduction in cooking where the whole is cooked slowly and only moisture is removed, in distillation it is the impurities which are removed from a substance, as from … Continue reading

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Second Night clean-up

We don’t have a dishwasher, well, except for the humans who live in this household. Usually after a big dinner party, JB and I get all the leftovers into the refrigerator and then first thing in the morning, we work … 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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Untangling

I am working on untangling the many knots in a necklace my mother’s older sister gave me before she died this fall As I loosen these tight places I imagine she had given up years ago trying leaving me to … Continue reading

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