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Finding the Stuff of Wings

July 23, 2012

Early this spring, just after the swallows and western bluebirds started returning, I got busy cleaning out and repairing our birdhouses, making ready for nesting season. This hadn’t been done for many years, if ever, and I don’t know a lot about bird life, but what I’d read recommended an annual clean-out … Additionally, there [...]

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I made valentines

February 13, 2012

Typically I make an annual edition of a valentine and distribute it to (a rather large) list of friends and dear hearts. This year I was traveling during the time when I would usually be manufacturing my valentines, so … instead I hosted a little valentine-making gathering, inviting people to come make use of my [...]

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Why we are anti-bah-humbug

November 26, 2011

Dear Spencer, We have the rare good fortune of having a large, loving family. This is why you have so much excitement about Christmas. Our family has a collection of holiday traditions, many of them long-standing. Because the way we “do” Christmas is what you have always known, I suppose it is difficult to imagine [...]

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If I Knew Then What I Know Now

February 11, 2011

I’ve been invited to contribute to a bit of an anthology that is being compiled for a girl named Clementine. Clementine is about to turn sixteen. Several women have been asked to compose a message to the girl they were at 16, so I’ve written this message to the girl I was almost 40 years [...]

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Fading with Time

October 28, 2010

It has been more than a year since the demise of my marriage; I am baffled by the strong feelings that remain with me still, after so much time has passed. I still carry a deep sadness, and I wear a thick mantle to shelter my heart. It’s true that with the passage of time [...]

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Awe Some

July 22, 2010
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By a Thread

June 30, 2010

I’ve just lived the worst two or three months of my life. I believe I am on a good track of improvement, but some days still I’m not so sure. It wasn’t the flu, although it felt quite like it. Intense, immense body ache, foggy brain, and constant need for a nap. Soooo tired. Of [...]

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Getting back on the horse. And not the High horse.

April 15, 2010

I will tell you straight out that I am not (yet) thrilled about this. After a series of thoughts (which I won’t bore you with reporting here) I have decided that it is time for me to begin getting back on the horse. It’s time to become more open to having a man in my [...]

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21st century, rules change, rules stay the same

April 14, 2010

A few things to cover today. Succinctly, sex, sex, sex. ∞ First up, dating and sex and the infernal question, “Who Pays?”. As in, we are on a first date, who pays? And the question is answered with humour and insight by Single Ape. I especially like how he says When you ask someone out, [...]

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Serious wtf.

April 11, 2010

Things have been going along pretty swell. I’ve had myself on the he-is-dead plan and on lock-down—no meandering into spaces where my ex might be or may have left a trail. It’s been working okay, and with the new paradigm and regime, my number of melt-downs has diminished to almost nil. Nice. I have been [...]

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