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Barley Salad with Asparagus & Herbs

Barley Salad with Asparagus & Herbs

I Go Down to the Shore by Mary Oliver I go down to the shore in the morning and depending on the hour the waves are rolling in or moving out, and I say, oh, I am miserable, what shall— what should I do? And the sea says in its lovely voice: Excuse me, I […]

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small economies

small economies

The other day, I went for a run in the pouring rain. I do this from time to time, and I’m never sorry. I feel so clean and refreshed when I come home, sopping wet with a chill coming on. The rain here isn’t so cold and the drops are tiny, small enough to get […]

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the familiar rustle

the familiar rustle

Though the change of seasons isn’t dramatic in the Bay Area, I’ve been noticing the familiar rustle of fallen leaves skipping across the sidewalks in the wind. It started a few weeks ago, just when I had begun hoping for it, and the tightness in my chest—from stress, from worry—relaxed at the familiar sound. I […]

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turn around

turn around

My parents came to visit us a few weeks ago, and after showing off the Bay Area for several days, we drove south to Monterey, parallel to the coastline, past green hills where cows lazily graze, through the Garlic Capital of the World (!). Perhaps my favorite part of our visit to Monterey was the bike […]

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then we can dance

then we can dance

In her fantastic book Bird by Bird (which I firmly believe every writer or aspiring writer or potential writer, and maybe also everyone else, should read) Anne Lamott says, The great writers keep writing about the cold dark place within, the water under a frozen lake or the secluded, camouflaged hole. The light they shine on this hole, […]

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