Monthly Archives: October 2012

WHAT WAS I THINKING!

  I have a positive/negative trait that lifts me up or gets me in trouble as the case may be. I always think I can do more than possible. I am inherently enthusiastic so that I sign up for jobs, … Continue reading

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PRIDE AND PREJUDICE

Twice in recent days I have been queried as to what books I would consider my favorite novels. That’s a toughie. You have seen the t-shirts and bumper stickers that proclaim – “So many books, so little time.” That could … Continue reading

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TURNING BACK TO GO FORWARD

“The geometric representation of forward motion which is at the same time recapitulatory is the spiral.” – John Freccero Many years ago, when I was a young mother of two and struggling through college, I became a teaching assistant for … Continue reading

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WHAT COMES AROUND

  Last week my daughter called to say that she had treated herself to a birthday present. She had pierced her nose. What? I ask myself why I am mildly discomforted by this news. Is it because I object to … Continue reading

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HAPPY RETURNS

  I’ve never made a fuss about birthdays. Most years I hoped to slip on through before anyone noticed. This year I’ve received enough attention that I might as well just fess up and celebrate. (And that’s not to say … Continue reading

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SCRIPTERS

Somewhere between Nimble Thimble and Slide Rule, you will find the group photo of the Wilson High School club called Scripters in the 1956 yearbook. I do not appear because I was out sick the day they took the pictures, … Continue reading

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HARRIET SYLVIA

I was certain that Mom would make it to 100 and get the congratulatory letter from the President. She almost did. All her life she was fit and healthy. Beautiful into her nineties and always the fashionista. Just three years … Continue reading

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