Monthly Archives: November 2011

Yours Truly breakfast reenactment

In the year before we married, Fred and I lived 400 miles apart. I flew Southwest to Cleveland twice a month for weekend visits. BWI to LUV, says the hand-drawn airline industry timeline that hangs in our bedroom. That year … Continue reading

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Betzy Believe

I have a teenage friend named Betsy. Betsy loves dark nail polish, wildly-colored hair and skinny jeans. She draws anime like a pro. She would give her life for her family and friends. Betsy is home-schooled. She cannot go to … Continue reading

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Archivist, by any other name

My in-laws, when asked what we do for a living, tell folks that my husband teaches and that I work in a museum library. In truth, he works as a leadership consultant in a children’s hospital, and I am an … Continue reading

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Awaiting winter

After a sweltering summer in Houston, those of us who know something different are longing for days of cross country skiing and nights of shimmering stars. You can read my essay on the coming of winter in catapult magazine (online): … Continue reading

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Pena National Palace, Sintra, Portugal, Spring 2011

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Waiting

Me, not you. Though maybe you are waiting for something, too. I’ve waited 50 years, writing snippets, wasting time. Not that friends were a waste, or London and New York, or Over the Rhine at the Warehouse. Also not a … Continue reading

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