Monthly Archives: October 2012


It’s that time of year again. My girls are out trick-or-treating (one as Effie Trinket and the other as a Monster High doll), and I’m distributing candy and eating way too many small chocolate bars. What’s disappointing is they don’t … Continue reading

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More Florida Foliage

  I took this picture on my neighborhood walk this morning. Home Depot sells this plant–who knew? I’m going to add some to our yard. Purple grass is simply cheerful.  

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Florida Foliage

  After a brief brush with Hurricane Sandy, calm weather has returned to this part of Florida. It’s cool and dry–finally! A Florida autumn isn’t as showy or dramatic as a northern one, but there are subtle hints that the … Continue reading

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Worth Reading #2: The Longest Way Home

Through travel, I began to grow up. In this memoir and travelogue, Andrew McCarthy explores what travel means to him, how he has traveled to assuage the loneliness within, to mature as an adult, and to find meaning and connection … Continue reading

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(I did some prompt writing the other night with my writing group, and this is what bubbled up for “the most beautiful thing I’ve seen….”) It was June 1996. I was in a car with my Spanish host family, driving … Continue reading

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