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The Wisdom of Whales

There have been many times in my life when I believed the main reason I was put on this earth was to learn patience. Often, the second I walk out the door following a job interview, I long desperately to … Continue reading

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Labor of Love

I’ve been in and out of the labor force for many years—as a writer and a teacher, a fundraiser and a program director. I’ve worked in architecture and graphic design, I’ve built houses and cleaned them, baked bread and made … Continue reading

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Plum Island

The sea breeze at Plum Island was cold enough to numb my skin, though the sun was warm. We sat on a log and ate french bread and cheese and grapes. I’d wanted to visit that place for 40 years. … Continue reading

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Early August Gratitude

I just got back from a month away working on a book project. How wonderful that it’s still summer, and yet I’ve also felt a bit overwhelmed as I try to put my life back in order. This week I … Continue reading

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Road Trip

Today I took a three-hour road trip with my two daughters from Crescent Lake (in Maine) to Boston. Instead of the Interstate, I chose a country road that dipped up and down, past pastures spotted with cows and horses, villages … Continue reading

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The Sunday Paper

I don’t understand why some people prefer to read the news online. I like the ritual of walking to the corner store to buy a Sunday paper, coming home to pour myself a cup of coffee, and flipping through the … Continue reading

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Tara’s World: Add Lib

A dear friend of mine has been cleaning out her house and came across some old booklets of “Mad Libs.” She passed them on to my girls, thinking that they might enjoy filling out the pages that were still blank. … Continue reading

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