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Hiatuses (hiatii?)

It’s strange even to me to break my nearly year-long writing hiatus over a cat, and not even my cat, but like the song says, “any port in a storm.” Say “Hi” to Rocky. My neighbors Joan and Joe asked … Continue reading

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I used to be driven

I was already 40 years old and living in Manhattan when I got my driver’s license.  When I told my then boyfriend that I was taking driving lessons, he said “Uh oh.” Until then I had relied on trains, planes, … Continue reading

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Light bulb

I changed a light bulb two weeks ago. It took me almost four days. I’ve lived in this house for eight years now, and for several years I had been eyeing the light fixture in the kitchen ceiling and wondering: When the bulb … Continue reading

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Seasons change

it’s been a while since I’ve written here.  We’ve had several major life events that are difficult to speak about.  When I’ve been overwhelmed recently, I’ve gone outside into the woods looking for what is permanent.   The seasons come … Continue reading

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Hardware/software

I learned to walk in it, and talk in it, and run in it, and laugh and cry and sleep in it. It had its weaknesses, and I did some bad things to it but it got its knees kissed … Continue reading

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Fear without trembling

I’ve been quiet here for a few months now, thinking about forms of detachment, reasons for detachment, fear of intimacy, hoarding emotions, and other non-actions. About two months ago, a couple of long-time friends found out about my blog.  At first I … Continue reading

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My June 6th

We’re coming up on June 6th, the 70th anniversary of D-Day.  I’ve been watching (read that, wallowing in) documentaries about that day.  The other night, it was a PBS documentary about the 2008 dedication in Normandy of the first memorial … Continue reading

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The unbearable heaviness of being

I wish my new neighbor had not gone to New York two days ago, and I wish I had not fed her cat.  The cat is a 16 year-old one-eyed orange male tabby, and I seduced him with catnip, but … Continue reading

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An undecided life

My life has been, on the whole, undecided.  Jobs, art, writing, men – none of them ever seemed exactly right, and each of them undermined all the others.  It hasn’t been restless, or burdened by unreasonable ambitions (not even reasonable … Continue reading

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Words

I’ve gone through stages with language. In junior high school I read novels and high-brow magazines, and wrote lists of the words I didn’t know.  There were a lot of them.  Common wisdom is that you’ll learn a word if … Continue reading

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