Category Archives: romance


A few snippets. It’s been a while. OUTSIDE THE WINDOW of a friend’s kitchen on Monday, forsythia! She says it never stopped, the whole winter. That’s how mild it’s been. * * * I’VE BEEN ASKED the same question several … Continue reading

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The Plants in the Sink and a Marriage Retreat

THIS IS ONE OF THOSE ACTIVITIES that goes on here that nobody else sees, the plants gathered together at the kitchen sink, brought from all corners of the house.  They always seem to look healthy enough without effort, but there is … Continue reading

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TODAY I SIT under her grade school team photo and prepare to address invitations. Looking forward. Oh, there will be extensive pen wrestling (until the right one is found) and practice on pads of paper off to the side and … Continue reading

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