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Baby, It’s Cold Outside

This winter, I’ve decided, has been a lot like childbirth. I don’t mean in the classic sense, obviously, because it hasn’t physically caused me to scream obscenities at complete strangers for hours on end (well, not often, anyway) and it … Continue reading



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Winter Moments

I look at the pristine fallen snow and feel somewhat melancholy that there are no little footprints in the yard, no snowman or snow angels. Since I now have adult children, the snow in my yard remains fluffy. Looking at … Continue reading



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Baby It’s Cold Outside

This winter, I’ve decided, has been a lot like childbirth. I don’t mean in the classic sense, obviously, because it hasn’t physically caused me to scream obscenities at complete strangers for hours on end (well, not often, anyway) and it … Continue reading



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To See or Not to See…

Dear Reader: This is a reprint of my post of one year ago. My experience had such an impact on my life, that I’d like to share it again with all of you. I would suggest that if you have … Continue reading



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I Became A Mother in January: An Anniversary Celebration

I became a mother in January. My mother drove me through the freezing dark night, sometime between midnight and dawn, to the hospital, my doula following in her own car behind. My labor, strong and painful and many hours old, … Continue reading



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A Word About Winter

The Winter of 2011-2012 has been what us Midwesterners would call tolerable, to date.  Our weather has been mild and the kids haven’t had any snow days, yet! My kids are beginning to show some signs of maturity,  yes, even … Continue reading



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The Bone Structure of the Landscape

“I do an awful lot of thinking and dreaming about things in the past and the future – the timelessness of the rocks and the hills – all the people who have existed there. I prefer winter and fall, when … Continue reading



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