Category Archives: readng

A Nutty Word.

I’m on a novel kick these days, a real change from memoir and historical bios. I’m so enjoying the language, like the word chestnut, I found twice in two different books. Not the nut roasting on an open fire, but the term for … Continue reading

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Best Story of the Week…TAXI!

A man I do some work for with a bad back, asked if I’d meet his flight at Kennedy, offering to pay generously to help with his bags. I would have done so anyway, played porter just to be kind, … Continue reading

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Those 3 a.m. Voices

Sometimes at exactly 3, I sit straight up in bed as if someone called my name. I sense something, a presence that I realize is just me calling out to myself. My mind at once opens one of two drawers. … Continue reading

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Living in the Day

Isak Dinesen wrote…the reason God made the world round was so we couldn’t see too far ahead. I’m a person who lives in the day. I learned this lesson in 12 Step ten years ago, practicing it best I can. … Continue reading

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Worst Story Of The Week

And the phone shall inherit the earth. I’m in the park on Sunday at 6 a.m., not a soul in sight except for one man sprinkling salt on the road. I’m delighted that it snowed just enough to be beautiful, … Continue reading

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Write What You See

Someone I like very much said, she’s more and more amazed at the wide variety of people I meet and write about. It’s really because I pay attention to what’s around me, and there’s plenty, if you do. Just this morning, … Continue reading

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Some Of What I’m Grateful For

To be even aware, to be grateful. For waking up every day feet firmly on the floor, regardless of how I feel. That I can still run in my 6th decade alongside nature, my truest companion. Reading as a major … Continue reading

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In Elegant Conversation

I was working, when someone used the phrase, speak in elegant conversation, making me take pause. What a lovely concept, I thought, to speak elegantly.  Made me think of rubies and pearls, Paris  and Grace Kelly …the Chrysler Building   and crystal … Continue reading

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The Love of Writing

I always look at writing as a gift, loving it the way I do.  I think any art you’re blessed with comes straight from above.  It’s passion, rooted in your being that makes up a great deal of who you … Continue reading

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A Word That Doesn’t Matter

 I read a lot, and occasionally a word will jump off the page, smacking me good across my cheek. Bagatelle, is the latest. A noun that means, a thing of little importance.  A throwaway occurrence or set of circumstances…in other … Continue reading

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