Category Archives: New York City

Wendell Berry and a Day of Honey

I had an unsettling experience last week.  On Monday night I found myself in the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., listening to the National Endowment for the Humanities’ Jefferson Lecture delivered by Wendell Berry. Berry is a poet, essayist, farmer, … Continue reading

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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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Catching Up

I wrote in my last post that I cannot rest, that I am always pushing ahead to what’s next, wondering how to get there.  It is true that that has been my pattern, and that that is naturally where my … Continue reading

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A Day Off

I took yesterday off.  Or rather, my body forced me into inactivity yesterday and there was no fighting it.  I slept for ten hours Tuesday night and spent much of Wednesday fighting nausea so severe that a simple walk to … Continue reading

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One Step, One Candle

A good friend suggested that I use this blog as a way to communicate the progress (or lack thereof) in my current family crisis.  Since I don’t seem to be very good at regular posts on other topics, I will … Continue reading

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What’s Required

A sign on the wall of my high school choir rehearsal room read “Sometimes doing your best is not enough. Sometimes you have to do what is required.”  Whether this really had anything to do with singing is immaterial – … Continue reading

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Bicycles, all around

Have you noticed that when there’s something on your mind suddenly you start seeing references to it everywhere?  That’s been happening to me with bikes. First there was the ongoing conversation with a friend in the UK about the relative … Continue reading

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