Monthly Archives: August 2010

No Good Deed goes unpunished – Day 29

Oh, brother. Did I do a Good Deed or a Bad Deed today? This is an all-too familiar story – the question of how to begin caring for an older relative. My aunt is my Dad’s sister, the youngest of … Continue reading

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Look outside yourself – Day 27

I’m trying to learn – almost to train myself, really – how to see outward. A bunch of things, I think, have served to make me someone who doesn’t always observe what I should. I’m an only child, and played … Continue reading

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Someone else’s memories – Day 25

I was just getting a little cone of sweet corn custard when I glanced down and saw a big fat wallet. I mean really big fat. But not like Daddy Warbucks fat, or Diddy fat. This had three rubber bands … Continue reading

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“For the love of words we write.” – Day 22

A recent poll reported that 81% of Americans believe they will write a book in their lifetime. When I shared this with my bookish pals on Twitter, there was a wailing and gnashing of teeth among the agents I e-consort … Continue reading

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Count your blessings – Day 20

“I like your summer hat,” I said. “Why, thank you,” he beamed. I’d never spoken to this man before, though I’d seen him a hundred times over the last few years, and he always had a big-brimmed leather hat on, … Continue reading

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Support your neighbors – Day 17

One of the best parts of living in the country is farm stands and  summer farmers markets. Cities have them, sure, but there’s something about a transformed field, or parking lot, or in the case of my town, a rectory … Continue reading

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Buy your friends’ art – Day 12

So now my French amie has asked me to go hear some music with her. Her accent is quite strong, and sometimes I miss a word here or there. Or a phrase. Maybe an entire idea. But I was pretty … Continue reading

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