Monthly Archives: February 2011

sono solo

I’m not a joiner. I take up solo activities; writing, running, reading. All these things can be shared but are usually done alone. After my brother died I decided I wanted to start doing yoga. But I wasn’t about to … Continue reading

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my granny

A favorite childhood memory of mine is captured in a picture of my brother and I. He is wearing a red sweater and a white turtleneck and I am wearing a cream colored sweater and a red turtleneck, or maybe … Continue reading

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destino

Geoff Dyer is one-third of my older man crush trifecta. (The other two, Anthony Bourdain and Mark Bittman) He holds the Englishman title and best writer in the bunch. I could go on and on about all his books. In … Continue reading

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almost home

I’ve spent the entire day having an almost stomach bug. Really tired and nauseous allowed me to watch a pbs british mini series on netflix, sleep for three hours in the middle of the day and read 200 pages of … Continue reading

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i had a farm

One of my mother’s favorite movies when I was growing up was, and still is, Out of Africa. A couple of weeks ago I bought myself a beautiful first edition at a used book store here in town. The story, … Continue reading

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orange you glad

I have two citrus trees, one meyer lemon and one miniature orange, that have been with me for many miles and a few chapters of my life. They have been a constant in my crazy adult life. And the simplicity … Continue reading

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scrambled eggs

This Frank O’ Hara poem, “For Grace, After a Party,” is one of my all time favorites and can be found in his Selected Poems. It feels like the beauty of being with someone but not knowing them completely.  Maybe … Continue reading

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