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A day of its own

This is an unusual Sunday. Normally I’d be getting ready to leave for Mass right about now, but for some reason, we decided to go last night. Yesterday’s picture-perfect spring day primed me for a leisurely stint in the garden … Continue reading

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A stranger’s gift

Today I prayed for someone I’ve never met. I’m almost certain she’s no longer living, but I don’t know whether she died young or old. I picture her old, maybe older than my grandmother would be, which means she was … Continue reading

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Fifty years from a distance

George just left for a gig with the Peninsula Players,  Lady and I are sitting on the deck in the cool of the evening, and I’m basking in the nostalgia of my 50th class reunion–the one I didn’t attend. There … Continue reading

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Waiting for the rain

All the elements came together at just the right time today. The newsletter that’s due Friday is far enough along that I could set it aside for the day. The rhubarb cake for tonight’s St. Ann’s meeting is in the … Continue reading

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Saturday reverie

It’s 4:30, and I’m in my pajamas. George just left. It’s his turn to have someplace to be today. This morning he agreed to forego our usual pancakes-and-bacon Saturday breakfast so I could get out of the house early and … Continue reading

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New Year’s Eve, and all is well

In the days throughout my childhood and young adult years, when I faithfully kept a daily diary, Dec. 31 was special. On that day, as I crawled into bed, I did my yearly summation. I carefully looked for significance, for … Continue reading

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It begins…

The season of contrasts begins. I wake to the sound of wind, roaring around the house like an enraged intruder. The house is cold, easily remedied with a quick turn of the thermostat dial. Warmth seeps along the floor, creeps … Continue reading

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Good wait

I round the corner and see the line of cars. Too late to back up or turn around and take another route. I’ll just have to sit and wait for the Michigan Street Bridge to go back down. Unlike some … Continue reading

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Who invited the weather man?

Had a nice lunch out today with my husband–and the weather man. The weather man wasn’t invited; he was thrust upon us as part of a corporate order. It was only Arby’s, the one connected to a gas station here … Continue reading

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A Perfect Moment

In the movie “The Mirror Has Two Faces,” Jeff Bridges watches Barbara Streisand on their first dinner date as she carefully assembles a forkful of food from the several varieties on her plate. Then, much to her surprise, he compliments … Continue reading

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