Category Archives: blessings

revolutionary – a book report

One of my besties is a public school teacher.  Over the summer she attended a conference and bought me a present.  Hooray for that, right?!  When she called to tell me she had something for me I couldn’t imagine what … Continue reading

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winner winner chicken dinner

I’ve written and rewritten this particular post about a million times.  Mostly I’ve gotten stuck on the opening paragraph.  I’ve been trying to write an introduction that captures my actual feelings.  I want to convey the level of delirious rapture, … Continue reading

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old dog, new tricks

Here we are again at the end of another calendar year.  I feel lucky, as I may have said before, about having two distinct *new years* each year (one Jewish and one secular) that remind me and give me the … Continue reading

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nothing quite like it

Nothing like a good old fashioned yeast infection to challenge my newfound manliness.  Talk about taking the swagger out of my step!? I think the worst part was that I was blindsided by it.  Never saw it coming.  Similar to … Continue reading

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those were the days

We went on our annual family vacation to Cape Cod.  Minus Jo who was at sleep-away camp.  But plus Ruby who is brand new to our family rhythm, and just about everything else.  So much was the same and yet … Continue reading

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out of the mouths of – friends

I’ve been experiencing intermittent bursts of joy these last few months.  Not that any of it has been sustained happiness unfortunately.  In the times in between I am still wrestling with my wet blanket.  But at least I have glimpses. … Continue reading

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who’s a good boy? er, girl? er, um….

       Cleopatra is one of the most amazing dogs I’ve ever known.  She is certainly in the top 2 dogs in my life.  She’s smart and sweet and chill yet playful and can fetch like nobody’s business.  She can even snag … Continue reading

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ruby dooby doo!

And then there were 3.  Or, 5.  Or 6?  Depends on who you’re counting (just the children? just the humans? all the beating hearts?).  I think I’m still in a bit of shock, and definitely in a period of high … Continue reading

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new year new you

Car inspection 12/30/15 4:50PM: Check! I completed that final task for the year, and just under the wire.  I was not alone. The line at the garage was around the block and they were clearly not going to be closing … Continue reading

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disappointment

Life is filled with disappointments.  My father often commented on this and the importance of making one’s way through life’s trials with equanimity and good humor.  I find that more and more I’m able to challenge my long-held belief that I deserve … Continue reading

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