Monthly Archives: September 2013

On Timing

When I have fears that I may cease to be Before my pen has glean’d my teeming brain, (Keats) My reading this week has included two wonderful novels by Nicholson Baker – The Anthologist and The Traveling Sprinkler. The main … Continue reading

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Saying Goodbye

This week we moved my mother, soon to be 94, to an assisted living facility in Massachusetts near my brother Bob.  She has been living near us here in Reston for almost 10 years, but the combination of my ALS … Continue reading

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PLANS

Long about Thursday afternoon each week I feel the urge (and perhaps the need) to set down another 500 words to share. It’s not so much about meeting a deadline, as honoring what has become an important internal rhythm. There … Continue reading

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Hiding

Everything takes sooooooo long these days. Simple chores like eating breakfast can take an hour or more because I move slowly in the kitchen as I make my “instant” oatmeal, carry it to my desk, wait for it to cool … Continue reading

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On love

Roz and I celebrated 47 years of marriage this week. We have known each other for almost 60 years. So it is no understatement to say that we think of each other as life partners. We have had a remarkable … Continue reading

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