Author Archives: sherrymacy

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My retirement is now six months old, and I’m still basking in the freedoms it has opened for me. Not long ago I got to interview the director of Chehalem Cultural Center for a story in this issue of The … Continue reading

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poetry

Poetry emerged as a theme this weekend, not that we planned it or anything. I guess it started when Mauri received a poem by Edna St. Vincent Millay in his email about the arrival of spring. Several lines caught his … Continue reading

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and on the road this time . . .

With a full heart from my days in Michigan, I loaded my rental car and hit the road—not for the airport but for Virginia to spend a week with my other Carlson son and his family in Haymarket. It wouldn’t … Continue reading

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in the air again

Traveling post employment means I no longer need to carry a computer. Since it and I have been joined at the hip for so many years, I anticipated a bit of separation anxiety. To combat the potential symptoms I bought … Continue reading

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art museum

I’ll bet you didn’t know we have an art museum two blocks from our house. Its hours are 9 to 10:45am and only open today. Of course I didn’t want miss out, so I went! Given its small window of … Continue reading

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the wonder of loss

I learned today that my second cousin Bob Ronke died. I haven’t had direct contact with Bob in many years, especially since his mother, Beryl, passed away. I’m glad my first cousin Helen Katherine has had a more intentional relationship … Continue reading

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happy birthday to us

Today’s a day of celebration for at least two of us here in Grand Rapids, Michigan! In particular, I’m celebrating motherhood that began 50 years ago this day down in Jacksonville, Florida. This is the son I always dreamed of, … Continue reading

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