Yearly Archives: 2008

I Remember the Stones

They were everywhere along the journey. Braiding water in Goshen, Virginia before the sunrise and again in the afternoon, Peg on her rock outpost, taking pictures from the shore. Under the dense cover of trees, down from the road where … Continue reading »

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Rain to Snow

In the afternoon, I stepped foot beyond the curtain to find two curly-haired men smiling. I handed them the information and then, in the glorious and unexpected sunshine, strolled through invitations and colors. After dinner, the stroll in the rain … Continue reading »

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Impact

What impprint are you leaving on this world? she asked him. What are you doing to make the world better? “Maybe I’ll just have to be concerned about the impact I make on my kids,” he said. “Maybe that’s my … Continue reading »

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A Box of 64 Crayons

The snow came down all night and all day and the children piled into their snowpants and coats and gloves to pack a pail full and up-end it on the heavily covered lawn. It was the first snow day of … Continue reading »

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On the Matter of Line Breaks

So many snowy winters ago, settled in a loft balcony in the mountains of Vermont, I was concerned about where to end a line and when to pause, when to breathe, when to elongate a syllable. Twice a year, I … Continue reading »

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The Good Tower is Taller than the Evil Side

The night before, she couldn’t sleep. She wanted to, but the thoughts churned inside her like laundry on high. She turned in the pitch-black and the sheets twisted around her until, somewhere after midnight, the baby appeared silhouetted in the doorway … Continue reading »

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Why Change is Hard

I’d felt it before, that uncomfortable feeling in my stomach, a constricting, breath drawn in, and then the waterfall of feelings. For the past ten years, I have been a freelance journalist, defined mostly by my words and my work. Known … Continue reading »

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Economies of Belief

Saturday morning, I played catch-up, reading several days worth of Wall Street Journals. And as I took in bad news after bad news from those gray pages, I began to wonder whether this economic desert we’re inhabiting isn’t in some … Continue reading »

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Ancestry

A year or two ago, I learned that my father’s grandfather worked in the metal business. It surprised me that I’d never known, since my father is a VIP in the scrap industry – how hadn’t I know that somehow … Continue reading »

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Love Letter to Mumbai

Please read this moving and poetic account of the awful events in Mumbai last week by a writer who knows and loves that city. www.monicabhide.com

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