Monthly Archives: January 2015

he’s back and she’s still alive

Sabbath By the Sea has concluded its final half-week of retreats, and I happily announce that I successfully reached my annual goal of keeping Mr. Darcy alive in Mauri’s absence. While there were moments when her life was at stake … Continue reading

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The stars aligned to bring about the perfect circumstances for my current project. First—My computer’s hard drive crashing during a backup because the external disk was full. Translation: I need to delete files to make more room. Since more than … Continue reading

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you can’t keep everything

I tried this. Keeping everything. It doesn’t work. Not enough time had passed between Paul’s death and Mauri’s and my “I dos” for me to release all of my attachments to many of the items that were Paul’s, were ours. … Continue reading

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When two invitations to babysit local grandkids were offered, I suggested a kidpool. Last night was the mutually ideal evening, and by 4pm the house was alive with happy sounds. My friend Deborah came over to lend a hand. It … Continue reading

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my interesting life (ha)

My computer is like an appendage, and I never feel quite at ease when it isn’t within arm’s reach. So much of what I do, both at work and at home, depends on its capabilities and what it holds in … Continue reading

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