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A Call for Cody

I call out Cody's name but he does not respond. He does not wag his tail, or even look to me for reassurance. His body is stiff, his mouth foaming, ...
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Missing the Home We Knew

How often do we return to a place where we once lived, or loved, during a different period in our lives, only to find it changed? Last week, Brad and ...
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There Will Always Be Books

I am in my writing room, procrastinating, having deserted my computer. It is three o’clock on a Tuesday afternoon and I am supposed to be working on my new memoir. ...
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Legacies of Love

Sometimes the years shift forward abruptly, like an earthquake: so much changes in the space of a second. This last Friday I was caught up short as I sat down ...
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Does it ever seem to you that we are bombarded by hashtags? Particularly when it comes to certain days or months for a particular and sometimes obscure cause, object, or ...
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A Tale of Watery Woe

The phone call from the pet-sitter came through on my mobile at eleven p.m. E.S.T, just as we were sitting down to dinner in California. Our vacation thus-far had been ...
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Books, Bananas and Bunnies

Being a grandparent is supposed to be one of life's greatest joys, and, in fact, this coming Sunday is National Grandparents Day. In the past, I did indeed find that ...
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Deepening The Spirit of Friendship

August fourth is National Friendship Day. Probably most of us don’t even know such a day exists. I didn’t, until I heard about it from a friend last week.  Celebrating ...
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