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Niels Lyhne

When my sister Amy visited recently, she asked if I might request Niels Lyhne by Jens Peter Jacobsen from the public library, so she could read in the evenings; the book was virtually impossible to get from the Denver libraries.  So, I did, having never heard of the author, Jens Peter Jacobsen. Amy’s stay was […]

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Surgery

My silence the past three days has been because our little chipmunk had thumb surgery (for a minor congenital defect that I mentioned before in a post–the whole reason we were able to adopt her, since she’d been rejected several times before…how lucky are we??).  She had an overnight stay on Tuesday (I slept in […]

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Bella

Dan and I just saw the most hauntingly beautiful movie last night.  It was full of forgiveness and redemption–all of those things you hope to see and feel in real life, but sometimes don’t.  It’s about two people at the end of their rope, and how they begin to offer a metaphorical lifeline to each […]

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Regina Spektor, Part 2

This blog was inaugurated with a Regina Spektor song.  I must share another one by her, and I’ll tell you why. I don’t remember how old I was, but I must have been in junior high when the following occurred.  Our chocolate-trimmed white house sat on a corner in a north Minneapolis neighborhood, one known […]

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Mary Gauthier

I just discovered Mary Gauthier.  A couple of weeks ago, I was driving home from the cities, and this song came on.  It made me hold my breath.  Yes, I’d have to agree.  “Every living thing needs mercy now.”

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