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Monthly Archives: November 2012

for the season we are in


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for the season we are in

It was quiet in my apartment this afternoon, and the light was sinking away, lingering so slow and lovely in its strange blueish state. Sitting at the dining room table, I hovered in between what felt like a million errands and the hour at which I should think about dinner, since this was the day […]

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a poem, and cranberry chutney


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a poem, and cranberry chutney

i thank You God for most this amazing day:for the leaping greenly spirits of trees and a blue true dream of sky;and for everything which is natural which is infinite which is yes (i who have died am alive again today, and this is the sun’s birthday;this is the birth day of life and of […]

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if it were easy


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if it were easy

If it were easy to be thankful, if everyone ran around speaking of the very best things of life and how glad they are to be surrounded by those that surround them and how grateful they are for the food on their tables, we wouldn’t have a national holiday established around the sentiment. Intellectually, it’s […]

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a million tiny victories


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a million tiny victories

I sometimes wish that life were not such a mix of opposites, that goodness didn’t always seem to come alongside trial, that the whole of our experiences would just meld into a clear and compelling picture. The yin and yang of my days is catching me off guard; unprepared, I am swinging from the shadow […]

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and so began my obsession


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and so began my obsession

When I was small, my parents made homemade ice cream, the preferred flavor a rich, malty chocolate ice cream with chunks of Butterfinger candy bars scattered throughout. On hot summer afternoons, the kind that would flow into dinner eaten outside, burgers on the grill and watermelon and cold pasta salads, they would put the ice […]

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