Monthly Archives: May 2016

Shehechiyanu Again, Which Is the Point

  The cows are back in the pasture, the pond is warm enough to swim, laundry goes out on the clothesline rather than in the dryer, I wake to birdsong and light already in the sky, the back deck is … Continue reading

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My Sister’s Chi

Today Chris would have celebrated her 65th birthday. Instead, those of us who love her are remembering her and honoring her, as sad as we are. But she’s also still here.  Chris was a committed practitioner of Qigong — postures, movement and breathing to … Continue reading

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The Editors of The New Yorker Don’t Get It

At this point, not having heard from the editors at The New Yorker, I assume they aren’t going to print the letter I sent in response to an article published in the April 11 issue. The Voyeur’s Motel by Gay Talese … Continue reading

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The Fucking Firsts

My mother is still alive, a great blessing, though no easy thing for her.  Even healthy, being 91 takes a lot of courage — all the losses, the disobedient body that keeps getting older, the inevitable contraction of life as … Continue reading

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