Monthly Archives: July 2018

A Late Loss of Innocence

I grew up in New York City — school, work, marriage, kids.  Then I moved upstate, and going into the city got to be a big deal, something planned, and if the weather was bad I didn’t go.  Coming and going … Continue reading

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SURPLUS PLUS

SURPLUS, or HERE I GO AGAIN It’s happened before.  I go blueberry picking and get carried away, and come home with nine pounds of blueberries. I hear the siren song of overripe tomatoes in the market and I come home with … Continue reading

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THE KITCHEN IS CLOSED

  I first heard that phrase when I was a young woman.  It was said by a slightly older woman, in a playground discussion about planning the next pregnancy.  “No more kids for me,” she said.  “The kitchen is closed.”   … Continue reading

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Boo Hoo

Certain things set me off. I’ve never been to a graduation that hasn’t made me cry.  Fifteen sailors in uniforms marching together in a parade is enough to reduce me to a bawling mass of bones. “You’re too sentimental,” a … Continue reading

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