Category Archives: Daily Life

Chimera

My heart is a fist clenched tightly in my chest, a monkey fist to match my monkey mind. Liquid bowels and breath blown back into my lungs by the frozen winds of fear. How do you run surrounded by the … Continue reading

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What’s Cookin’?

For many years, I did not believe I could cook. My late husband, who was a wonderful cook, repeatedly told me that I was terrible at it. It was one of the ways he kept me feeling helpless and dependent … Continue reading

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The Compassionate Way

I am not a saint, not a hero. I do not walk the shining path. I stumble in the woods running from the pain of others. Suffering is a monstrous thing with a fearful, bloody visage. But deep within me … Continue reading

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Round and Round

Life, God, The Universe, whoever – sure has a great way of keeping you off-guard. “What is the lesson here, Grasshopper?” Is it to always be prepared for everything? Is it to “go with the flow”? It it to throw … Continue reading

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Place Your Bets

The trains are running back on schedule today.  The remains of the crash have been removed.  It will take a year before the final report is complete.  We need to know the why, the how, the how-do-we-prevent-it.  We need to … Continue reading

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When The Mundane Becomes The Horrific

For ten years, five days a week, I have commuted from Western Connecticut to New York City.  It is a long commute, two and a half hours one way.  Of those two and a half hours, an hour and fifteen minutes … Continue reading

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Snow Day

There’s nothing quite as sweet as a snow day.  Oh, I know, kids think they have ownership of the joy of a good old snow day.  Not true.  Adults do the happy dance too.  At least this adult does. Although … Continue reading

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Be Prepared

Growing up in the 50’s and 60’s, my world vision was shaped by TV.  It was a narrow vision.  There wasn’t the plethora of stations there are today.  This was B.C., Before Cable (No one will ever pay to watch … Continue reading

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The Visit

You barked in my heart this morning. I wasn’t expecting it. I was driving to the train, watching the truck in front of me, keeping a safe distance. And suddenly, there were your eyes looking up at me. Tears blurred … Continue reading

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Not The Girl I Used To Be

I’m not the girl I used to be.  Seriously, a millenium ago (really, the seventies were in the last millenium) I would get excited because I was headed to Studio 54 or had just bought some new Betsy Johnson platforms or … Continue reading

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