Did my great-grandmother hate her wedding dress?

Did my great-grandmother hate her wedding dress?

119 years separate two weddings I am thinking about. What is different, what’s the same? The fact that people still want to get married is news enough. In 1898, my great-grandmother, Sadie Bowen, of Putnam, Connecticut married Leonard Parker of … Continue reading

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Awards Season–or the long and the short of it

Awards Season–or the long and the short of it

We are expecting our 4th sizable snowstorm in just over a week. So, in order to prepare I went out to look for various items which may or may not be important to my survival. I would read you my … Continue reading

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Don’t look! My participle is dangling!

Don’t look! My participle is dangling!

There’s this syndrome I have come across time and again, called the Imposter Syndrome. I first heard about it when my husband was in graduate school. Recent graduates go through a phase of doubt and panic feeling they are out … Continue reading

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This December Song

This December Song

Feeling bare I know there’s more To December Than crowded stores Feeling wistful Remembering when a Flexible Flyer Was my Amen Feeling hopeful When I see Children marvel At a Christmas tree Feeling blessed For so many things Including my … Continue reading

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Life as Tragedy: Merry Christmas

Life as Tragedy: Merry Christmas

With Christmas almost upon us (my shoulders ache already), it seems only fitting to quote Oscar Wilde: “There are only two tragedies in life: One is not getting what you want, the other is getting it.” Example: A. You get … Continue reading

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