Yearly Archives: 2021

Holiday Catharsis

I am a sponge. I soak up everything my parents say about me. I can’t hold in all the unspoken words. They drip and splatter until some jarring episode wrings me out. I am a sponge. I wipe up the

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Jack o’lantern Times

♣Today is October 31st, Halloween. I have four more hours to buy candy for the trick or treaters. I wonder what creative costumes will call out at my door. Who will I see among the witches, ghosts and goblins, this

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Setting the Stage

In my first Spring at my new home, I was treated to many clusters of color, spread throughout my backyard. But last Spring, those colors were hard to find, with only a few sparse clusters making an appearance. Disappointed but

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New England in My Mind

Like New England, my seasons change. I run hot and cold and in between. I am consumed with preparing for what the weather is likely to bring. I know the acorns will fall and the snow will pile up against

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Swaying to the Pandemic

When the Pandemic sunk in and I started staying home whenever possible, I had a hard time wrapping my head around a few things. First, I was used to running out to the grocery store on a whim. Public health

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