Monthly Archives: May 2013

Being Mimi

Friday night I was helping Emilio take off his clothes for his bath, kneeling next to him by the tub.  “Take off your glasses,” he said to me.  “I want to look into your eyes.”  I took off my glasses … Continue reading

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Above the Trees: May Haiku

Granite ledge edges Tree-tufted valley below Yellow sodden green.

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Razor Life: Seven Years Later

Seven years ago today Eric died, on a glorious, sun-drenched day.  The forsythia was blazing, warm air drifted through the open windows and the maple buds were dropping their red skin to let the green leaves out. Six years ago … Continue reading

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A Tedious Habit of Introspection

Albany is a city of contrasts.  Historic brick row houses line streets leading downtown, where the castle-like State Capitol building points its red-roofed turrets into the sky next to the stark, flat geometric shapes of the enormous Empire State Plaza. … Continue reading

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