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Just spent a delightful weekend in the center of the universe. It had everything—great restaurants, beautiful scenery, great accommodations, and friendly folks. Where could it be but Callicoon? … more
Living as we do in the country, there is much to see all around us if we keep our eyes open. I've just begun reading some chapters of Anne Murphy Paul's new book, “The Extended Mind: The Power … more
How can you say goodbye to someone you have known for your whole life? How can you say goodbye to someone who has been a part of your life, a part of your memories, since before you can remember? … more
A cursory look back at the last six months of American history (because this is all history, as soon as we live it), reveals a country that remains deeply affected by the continuing mis-and … more
I had a wonderful Mother's Day and I hope that all the moms out there did as well. My son Mike drove me down to New York City (aka “the city”), and we brought along my two fur babies, George and … more
Last Saturday I spent the night at the home of my sister Laurie and her husband Dick Sanford up in Bloomville, Delaware County. It's always a treat to stay with them and you know you are going to be … more
‘Tis spring, and as one of my neighbors observed, “Everywhere you look there is work to be done.” Ain't it the truth? I find that now that I'm living alone, there seems to be no end of tasks … more
I must say that I watched with great relief a recent TED talk about memory. Neuroscientist and author Lisa Genova assured us that the reason we forget so many things is that we are not paying … more
Sometimes it's the simple things that bring a smile to your face. Yesterday my landline phone rang, and the caller ID showed an unknown number. Since few people call my landline these days, I was … more
Several months ago, I wrote about the long journey taken by a printing project I had ordered. It spent a month in the nonspeedy hands of the USPS. The project was called “The Olden Girls”, a … more
My granddaughter Adeline has been visiting (along with her mom and dad) at my house. Two days ago, as we were in the backyard, I noticed a pileated woodpecker working about 30 feet up on a tree on … more
Here's an interesting conversation starter: If you could have dinner with any three people, living or not, who would they be? What would you serve them for dinner? And, most importantly, what would … more
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