Category Archives: Friends

Randa Goes to Washington

America’s possibilities are limitless, for we possess all the qualities that this world without boundaries demands:  youth and drive; diversity and openness; an endless capacity for risk and a gift for reinvention.  My fellow Americans, we are made for this … Continue reading

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The Time Barack Fauxbama Came to Visit

We had to run go pick him up from the library where I work. The best part about riding with the president in the car while my real live friends were in the back seat was getting stuck in a … 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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Gallery Night

Two weeks back in the real world, but vacation lingers. One last from Provincetown …

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“A deep blue bowl of perfect days”

I’m still coming down from my Provincetown High. While I was there I discovered the two sweetest words in the English language: Middle Saturday. We raised the bar this year; I’m not sure I’ll ever be able to do just … Continue reading

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On Cape

It’s been two years since I’ve been here, and I keep having to remind myself: it’s pronounced Provincetown. And a new header: Finished reading Gloria Vanderbilt’s A Mother’s Story.

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A Home at the End of the World

Technically, that title’s already taken. But this is our home at the end of the world, at least for two weeks.

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The Ghost of Christmas Past

Subtitled: Christmas Eve 2010, the Sacred and the Profane. First we went to church. Then we had a dance party. Merry Christmas, wherever you find yourself this year.

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Before the waters of Christmas close over me

I’ve been anticipating Christmas, some might say dreading it, since last summer. And now, almost suddenly despite its protracted inevitability (as J’s dad writes in his annual holiday masterpiece, “We are just shy of Thanksgiving, but as usual the holiday … Continue reading

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