Category Archives: discoveries

A Nest

I TRIMMED AZALEAS with fervor until the moment I stepped back to assess my work and a female cardinal swooped down to an outside branch on one of the bushes, gave me a look, then disappeared inside. A minute later, … Continue reading

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Retiring from Writing

PRESS RELEASE August 11, 2016. Today I quit writing. Correction: Today I am retiring from writing. But one does not retire from writing the way one retires from so many other types of work. If I was a sculptor, I … Continue reading

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Having People In

AS THE CONVERSATION ROLLS ON, she switches seats for the chair with more padding, then pulls it forward a foot. He moves to the glider left behind by the former owner. I dare turn my chair away from the spot that … Continue reading

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