Monthly Archives: April 2016

For the Week of April 24, 2016: In the Garden: Nature’s Restorative Power

I like the dirt under my fingernails, the roughness that comes from pulling weeds, churning the soil for new beds. (From:  “The Garden,” by Lee Robinson, in Hearsay, 2004) My body is complaining this morning, the cost of an afternoon … Continue reading

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For the Week of April 17, 2016: Looking for Home

“Goethe once wrote that all writers are homesick, that all writers are really searching for home.  Being a writer is being on a constant search for where you belong.”  It “comes out of a place of memory, not geography.” — … Continue reading

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For the Week of April 10, 2016: For the Love of a Pet

The way the dog trots out the front door every morning without a hat or an umbrella without any money or the keys to her doghouse never fails to fill the saucer of my heart with milky admiration… From:  “Dharma,” … Continue reading

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For the Week of April 3, 2016: In the Moments Just Before

He opens the door             and walks in, his face and white coat stiff with starch,   holds my hand, and he says, “I’m afraid.   I am afraid you have cancer…” From: “Diagnosis,” by Majid Mohiuddin, in The Cancer … Continue reading

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