Monthly Archives: July 2013

A night at the cabana

Vita has a cabana out by the ocean.  She called today and said, “Come for dinner.” I’m leaving for vacation tomorrow.  I haven’t packed.  I still have a report I must finish.  I had such valid reasons to say, “No, … Continue reading

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A tale of two dogs…

I love dogs and if I didn’t travel so much, I would have one.  I may even figure out how to have one and travel but I think that means I would need a staff of walkers and sitters.  I’m … Continue reading

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Summer Days

I can remember summer days from my childhood when the cicadas announced the temperature with a constant hum that sounded like motors straining in the heat.  It was deafening some years and still, because we were young and full of … Continue reading

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I’m never really sure when to count my “cancerversary” and the moment I was free of it. Is it the lumpectomy or the mastectomy date? I usually go with the date of the lumpectomy probably because it comes first and … Continue reading

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Between two worlds

Last night BB King played at the Brookfield Place Plaza, which is the open area in front of The Winter Garden.  I live in Chelsea, New York and haven’t been in the Wall Street area for years.  I forgot how … Continue reading

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You are my sunshine….

I can still hear my mother, “White, I want white flowers.  Nothing colorful.  This is a good white.”  She was pointing to a bouquet of flowers I had brought her.  “Memorize this color white.” I’m not sure when she started … Continue reading

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Making sense

Yesterday, everyone I knew woke up in a bad mood.  It could have been the heat, the fact that all of the independent coffee shops in my world were closed or something lunar.  My money is on the heat but … Continue reading

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