Monthly Archives: June 2014


I feel lucky to have three sisters, and even luckier to have just spent three days at the beach with them.  The one day of clouds didn’t seem to matter in balance with the glorious sunshine and clear air of the … Continue reading

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Whipped Cream

Coming up on the porch of the cottage my sister Chris is renting on the beach this week, I noticed there were four gift-wrapped packages, sitting on top of boxes, on a bench.  My parents were both sitting in porch … Continue reading

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“More Alone, Less Pathetic”

My first 36 hours in Portland, Oregon I wasn’t impressed.  When I arrived Tuesday afternoon the city was wrapped in a gray mist.  After checking in to my hotel, I went out for a run and to explore the city. … Continue reading

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Telling Our Own Stories

Regular readers of this blog know that I’m quite open about the struggles I face that arise from my own direct experiences.  If anxiety or grief or sadness comes from something that’s happened to me I’ll reveal what that something … Continue reading

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Views Far and Near

Yesterday was finally the day I got to linger and enjoy looking far into the distance from the top of Mt. Moosilauke.  The summit is broad and open, and sitting to the west of most of the White Mountains, has spectacular views … Continue reading

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