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Star Struck

I am a city girl at heart.  I grew up fifty miles from New York City, and since my father grew up in the City and his parents still lived there when my brother and I were young, our family … Continue reading

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Crossing the Bar

There’s an old New England saying, “A sea child dies on land,” and my sister, Karen, was definitely a sea child.  She was born and raised on the Connecticut shore but moved to Texas as an adult and seldom got … Continue reading

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Shouldn’t We Be Dead By Now?

“Stop!” I shouted. My five-year-old neighbor flinched, then froze as she stared at me in confusion. “Put that down and back away slowly!”  We had been playing with her bubble machine in my front yard, and her legs and hands … Continue reading

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As Time Goes By

I used to be a fairly decent pianist when I was younger.  Much younger.  In fact, I was my piano teacher’s top student, and she, herself, had been a student of Bela Bartok.  She wanted (expected!) me to continue my … Continue reading

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Revising My Bucket List

When I was a child, one of my favorite books was Maguerite Henry’s Misty of Chincoteague.  It is about the wild ponies on Assateague Island and how the volunteer firemen in Chincoteague swim them across a small channel and herd … Continue reading

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One Small Thing

Friday I had the blues, so I headed to the shore, hoping to dispel my somber mood.  I don’t know if you are anything like me, but I suspect I’m not alone in finding fault with just about everything when … Continue reading

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Role Reversal

My father was a brilliant man, a mathematician, an aeronautical engineer who was head of the team who designed the airframe of the Blackhawk helicopter. I remember cocktail parties at our house, my brother and I sneaking halfway down the … Continue reading

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