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First Violets of 2018

Livia’s eyes are better than mine. She spotted two violets in the yard today. I’m not sure which of the two flowers ought to be officially designated First Violet of 2018. One of them clearly had something to say, so … Continue reading

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Today in Five Senses

SMELL: I made basmati rice today. I love the way it smells as it’s cooking. The first dandelion bloomed today, and I held it up to my nose. I never realized before that dandelions have their own smell. It’s just … Continue reading

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Let’s Avoid a Misunderstanding

My office is a mess, so I’ve been trying to clean it up. Today I piled together a bunch of papers that need to be filed. Then I slapped a sticky note on top and wrote, “Put me away!” But, … Continue reading

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Mr. Spider Catches Some Snow

It snowed on Friday and, because I had promised myself that I would walk if it snowed, I went for a hike in the woods. The snow wasn’t sticking much, and the trails were muddy rather than snow-covered, but it … Continue reading

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Sweet Victory

As a child, I was never able to solve the Rubik’s Cube. Today I solved the smaller version with four squares per side. I was so pleased with myself that I shouted a celebratory “Woohoo!” and startled the children. Truth … Continue reading

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Accidentally Purplish

Last Saturday I took the kids to an Easter egg hunt. It was a sunny day, the kids found a lot of eggs, and Livia got to play with her best friends from school. We had a good time. But … Continue reading

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Inspiration Abounds

It’s amazing how often I am reminded to work on my novel. Trees are everywhere, not just outside, but inside. I find them in art and literature, even in architecture. At Livia’s art show there were some paintings of trees, … Continue reading

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SITY: Spring!

When the crocuses got buried under the snow of several successive storms, I thought they were goners. They weren’t. I almost think the snow did them some good. They’re blooming like mad now. As I was taking these pictures, my … Continue reading

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Big Event

One of Livia’s pieces of artwork was chosen by her art teacher for a special showcase. We were invited to the opening of the showcase, which was being hosted by a local business. I wasn’t expecting anything big, so I … Continue reading

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My Fortune

My fortune from last night’s fortune cookie: Music is the divine way to tell beautiful, poetic things to the heart.

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