Monthly Archives: August 2011

den dey go see somptin’

For six winters in a row I spent a week or two in Jamaica. The aforementioned 50 and 60 year old ladies invited me to their “girl vacation” in a house steps up from a gorgeous white sand beach sandwiched … Continue reading

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closing time

Sometimes I feel that I lived my life backwards. I got married at 23, and worked in small independent bookstores surrounded by women in their 50’s and 60’s. I was mothered, schooled in all things domestic, and rarely saw a … Continue reading

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summer lovin’

Childhood summers always seem magical to me in retrospect. Part of mine were usually spent on Cape Cod, specifically in a house my father helped build in Eastham. This house was pure heaven to me and encompassed all the things … Continue reading

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potentially

I’m a believer in possibility. I love ideas, large ones that include exotic destinations, books turned into Oscar-award winning movies, and sunny, open bakeries not unlike the one in “It’s Complicated.” Very few of these grand ideas ever realize their … Continue reading

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an apple and a latte

My mother called me the other day and said, “I hate when people start saying that summer is half over.” What is it about August 1st that shifts everyone into panic mode?  I don’t welcome the end of summer but … Continue reading

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