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frosty mornings

My adjustment to early winter weather in the pseudo north continues. I dig out hat, gloves and a winter coat I haven’t worn since 2002. On our walk this morning, Jack and I are greeted by lawns and roofs white … Continue reading

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Cold to the bones

A Chicagoan by birth, my mother-in-law comes from hardy Nordic stalk. You have to be hardy, I think, to face lutefisk and pickled herring each Christmas Eve, tempered only by mild potato sausage. She lived all of her life in … Continue reading

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darkness and light

We observe the winter solstice in many ways. Palmer Church offers a Longest Night Service on December 21st, an acknowledgment of the darkest day and the darkness in our lives. We have the opportunity to lay our cares on God … Continue reading

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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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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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