Monthly Archives: September 2011

RAINY DAYS

The years before my daughters became grandmothers were full of folk song, blue grass, walking barefoot and bra-less. One particular song from that time is playing in my mind because of a whole page in a poetry book. The book … Continue reading

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BLUE SKIES

“Blue skies, … smilin’ at me, Nothing but Blue skies do I see. Blue days, all of them gone, nothin’ but blue skies from now on.” …………………………. Back in my college days on the Penn campus, you’d find me striding … Continue reading

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TOP SHELVES

I’ve just put down the artist’s book, True Nature, by Barbara Bash. It’s been my summer daily practice to read a page or two each morning, first thing. Right now, this morning, I have left the page where the artist, … Continue reading

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JAVA, SWEET & HOT

“I love java, sweet & hot, I love the coffee from the coffee pot! ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, m-m-m-m-m- java and me, a cuppa, cuppa, cuppa cup of coffee!” Yeah! That refrain, from an old mid 20th century song, echoes in my mind … Continue reading

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WHEN THE WIND BLOWS

Some of us felt a great wind blow recently when hurricane Irene swept up the East Coast. We called it a “clean-up” and proceeded to restore order within which we can continue. Part of that experience was the care neighbor … Continue reading

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CLEAN SLATE

Anyone, who has emptied the refrigerator recently and refilled it with the essentials, will recognize a sense of permission to simplify. The hurricane/tropical storm thrust us into emergency activity and displacement from which we are now emerging. Some of us, … Continue reading

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