Category: Single Life

  • The Length of Winter

    I forgot how long winter is. It doesn’t extend from November to March as it should but it’s disobedient and sometimes hides inside a heart and a chamber to the left or to the right and there you are with only a part of your heart functioning because of winter or it’s a fact. You […]

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  • A great review for The…

    A great review for The...

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  • Letting Go When There Is…

    Letting Go When There’s No Rope Left I have a friend who is trying to get divorced. This has been going on for two years. The marriage was a good length, (ten years), and a good part of it was not unhappy but the divorce has turned into a nightmare of hatred, accusations, bitterness, anger, […]

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  • Lament to Valentine’s Day

    Lament to Valentine’s Day I am not sure why it exists but do realize it has something to do with St Valentine, maybe Cupid, and definitely Hallmark cards. I start to worry about Valentine’s Day a few weeks before it happens. Why do I worry, you might ask? Right. Normal people don’t worry. Normal people […]

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  • family wall

    family wall

    In our house in Maine there is a family wall where many memories are drawn or painted. The first measurement of a child’s height was done about 35 years ago when my daughter, Christina, was 2 years old. The wall is now covered with lots of memories and people who visit continue to make more of […]

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  • The Stress of Attraction, the…

    The Stress of Attraction…The Fear of Abandonment It doesn’t get any easier to find someone…everyone thinks it will get easier as they get older, but guess what? It feels worse. The other night I was minding my own business, well kindove minding my own business, and circulating at a wonderful dinner by the Truckee River […]

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  • And What if we Could…

    AND WHAT IF WE COULD AGREE? And what if we could agree You and me That we could be in love? It wouldn’t mean sighs and barks, Pointed tongues and sharpened teeth Or too many broken wings. It would mean A body there at day’s end, A name to fill in on the “In case […]

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  • Easter

    Though I always try to avoid it, on almost all holidays I feel lonely for some moments. I berate myself for not having family around me, I looks enviously at the other families gathered together and imagine how much fun they are having, I reflect on my past and remind myself why I have chosen […]

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  • Palm Sunday and Family

    Palm Sunday and Family

    Sunday started at four AM when the sprinkler system went off in my fragile house alerting me to the morning. From the small window in my bathroom I could see the palms reflected against the sky prompting me to go out in the garden and take a photo which I have posted here. If I had […]

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  • What I have learned about…

    What I Have learned about Life… If you want to be happy set reasonable goals for yourself and achieve them. Decide that no matter what your parents wanted for you what matters is what you want for yourself. Figure out what you want for yourself and map out how to achieve that. Fill your life […]

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