Monthly Archives: June 2011

The shoes, oh the shoes!

My pal Martha and I share an ongoing conundrum: How many pairs of shoes to take on a trip? I’m thinking four when I take off for my beloved Mount Desert Island, Maine, on Thursday. I’ll need the hiking boots … Continue reading

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Incomprehensibly small world

Ethan emailed me today that a grad school buddy who’s in Afghanistan is coming up to to join him for a bike trip this weekend in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan. When my adventurous, talented son, Ethan, now 30, graduated from Mount Desert … Continue reading

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Home is where you belong

Home can be more than one place. At least it is for me. Such a warm feeling for Gabby Giffords who’s home in Tucson for the weekend, the first time since being shot in the head on Jan. 8, nearly … Continue reading

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Wake up, wake up you sleepyhead…

“Live, love, laugh and be happy. I’m just a kid again doin’ what I did again, singing that song. When the red, red robin comes bobobobing along…” That was my father’s favorite song. So it struck me as deep, meaningful … Continue reading

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Heavenly Feet

Living in Tucson is like being on constant vacation, a prelude to an imagined lovely retirement. I took today off from work to celebrate with my friend Julie, with whom I share a June 11 birthday. Now I’m so relaxed … Continue reading

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Wait there’s more…

How did I forget the merging of my two stories at the 2004 Democratic Convention in “Advising Obama — In a Dream,” yesterday’s post? When I heard that George McGovern was at the convention in Boston I scurried over to … Continue reading

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Advising President Obama — in my dream

President Obama confided in me this morning. I was asleep. “I don’t believe in Jesus,” he told me, “but I get a lot of flak for it.” Boy was I surprised, even if it was a dream. Why was he … Continue reading

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Wine tasting, check

I’m not sure why wine tasting has appeared on my imaginary life list for a long, long time. I’m not much of a drinker. Is it the art, the pretty labels gracing sleek bottles? The vision of smiling, earthy young … Continue reading

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Pizza around the world

We started our road trip around 6 a.m. on Saturday May 21. The image of coffee loomed large so when Dan stopped at the Safeway I rushed inside — well as fast as I could go at that hour — … Continue reading

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Is that Texas over there?

Driving across California’s desolate Mojave Desert, making our way home a few days early, it struck me. My life reflects geography. As a little girl I was intrigued with Texas, am not so much anymore, but that’s about to change. … Continue reading

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