Category Archives: Nature

Sunshine and Crossed Fingers

When I think about it, I honestly cannot think what I have been doing that has prevented me from writing for the past nearly two months.  Some of it could be busy-ness: a trip to NYC, another quick return engagement, … Continue reading

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Breathing Deep

Today is the first day I’ve felt like me in a long, long time.  A little restless, a little anxious, sure – but more than that I feel well-rested and alive and as though the unlikely might be possible, after … Continue reading

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Summer Evening, Summer Food

There are few things I like more than salad.  Honestly.  When I was little my favorite thing about summer wasn’t ice cream, it was fresh garden cucumbers, still warmed by the sun.  A friend once told me that I am … Continue reading

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Sunny Interludes

It’s not all doom and gloom and anxiety attacks here in my world – although the previous post may lead you to think that.  There was a particularly bright spot over Memorial Day weekend (that’s roughly equivalent to the second … Continue reading

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A Personal Day

Today I was up, dressed and all the way to the parking lot of my office before I realized that going to work would be a mistake.  I have suspected for some time that this is the wrong job for … Continue reading

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Burns’ Night and Tu B’Shevat

… and Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, too, of course. This past weekend my partner and I went to Windrock.  It is a place that, with life’s serendipity, I loved before I knew it.  It is one of the few … Continue reading

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The Head of the Charles (in which I write almost nothing about the Regatta)

Last weekend was the Head of the Charles Regatta in Boston.  As a newcomer to the city I did not realize that this event was in the offing, and was therefore somewhat confused on Friday when I encountered much of … Continue reading

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