Monthly Archives: April 2012


This morning when I walked into the kitchen, I found an orange peel lying on the counter.  It had been deftly peeled off in one entire piece and was lying there in the shape of the letter “S”.  Clearly it … Continue reading

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I Kissed Rick Danko

I didn’t plan on attending Levon Helm’s wake today. Yes, I had been a fan of The Band for many years, but I dislike crowds and am seriously averse to fan/fame worship. And yet, on some level I was still … Continue reading

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Alba, In the Shade of the Japanese Maple

                                   Where can we go to find God if we cannot see Him in our own hearts and in every living being  – Swami Vivekananda

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The Aliens Are Landing

The idea was to get a few perennials to fill in a few spaces in my garden.  Gardeners know what a tremendous high it is to spend part of a beautiful afternoon at a garden center.  It is almost impossible … Continue reading

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Before the advent of rainbow colored hair dye – and when I was much younger – I used to run henna or indigo through my hair to give it a red or blue tint, for fun.  I recall my mother-in-law … Continue reading

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Quality Control

This week a used book I had ordered arrived via a big name internet bookseller – one advertised as in “Very Good” condition.  To my mild disgust, the cover of the book has some sort of tacky substance on both the … Continue reading

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