Monthly Archives: September 2012

Kroger Plus

Dispatches from the Up and Out and Right Back Dad was finally moved from the ICU to a regular room on Thursday evening. His new nurse, Kim, was getting him situated in the chair and doing his intake evaluation – … Continue reading

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Dispatches from the ICU It’s been a long, long, long week. Everyone’s exhausted. I am coping in the ways that I know how, by trying to find the humor and taking notes. Dad has had a string of incoherent days and … Continue reading

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J’attends patiemment

Dispatches from the ICU My dad is in the cardiac intensive care unit following two heart attacks and a triple bypass. The first heart attack was mild and, they say, with time and healing the effects of the second heart … Continue reading

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Summer’s End

Whatever the foghorns are the voices of feels terrible tonight, just terrible, and here by the window that looks out on the waters but is blind, I have been sleeping, but I am awake now. In the night I watch … Continue reading

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My Childhood in a Museum

“An amalgam of traditional art forms—painting, writing, sculpture, music, storytelling, cinematography—video games offer artists a previously unprecedented method of communicating with and engaging audiences.” — About the Exhibition — What do you know when you suddenly encounter your childhood behind … Continue reading

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Creepier than I thought at first

This has been sitting on our dresser for weeks, waiting to either be packaged up and sent or otherwise taken to our niece and nephew in Colorado – a cute little PRIDE Snoopy that J collected somewhere, a fun toy, … Continue reading

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Sunday Evening Walk

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“You can only read so much”

Wow – lots of new books out by people I love, including Michael Chabon, J.K. Rowling, and Zadie Smith. And, who knew, a new novel from Barbara Kingsolver! Thinking about reviewing this many new titles, fiction editor for the Washington … Continue reading

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That was yesterday for me

“I always seem to harbor a childlike hope through the berry-stained months of June and July that summer will be for keeps. But then a day comes in early fall to remind me why it should end, after all. In … Continue reading

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Huzzah and Welcome!

So in the world of off [the] beat[en path] events, I’m not sure where the Maryland Renaissance Festival ranks. Had it been a realistic option, I might rather have gone to this instead, but since RenFest was right around the corner, … Continue reading

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