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Better Together

For the last week, I’ve been holed up here in northern Minnesota, in a cabin off Lake Superior, trying to finish my second novel.  Well, as of a few minutes ago, I’ve finished.  I feel like playing the Hallelujah chorus.  I feel like I should be smoking or drinking or something. Now come the revisions […]

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I Love You, Too

Recently, out of the blue, while we were sitting at the dinner table, Liliana turned to Dan and said–full sentence, I kid you not–“I love you, Papa.”  Then she cocked her head, smiled, and looked at me.  “I love you, Mama.” Oh heart, be still.  Where did she learn to say that?  And how did […]

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Honoring Age

I’m floored by Phillip Toledano’s Days with My Father, a journal of the photographer’s ongoing relationship with his father who has lost his long-term memory.  Beautiful and sometimes sad, it’s a remarkable and poignant tribute to a father-son relationship. It makes me sad that I did not share the same experiences with my own father–something […]

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Seeing the Everyday

If you’re a regular reader of this blog, you’ll know that I’m trying to do exactly that: see the beauty in the small moments of each day.  It takes practice, and when the awareness is there, it leads to astounding meaningfulness. My friend Kelly told me about this magazine, and I’ve just subscribed.  No ads.  […]

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Sunshine Cleaning

Sunshine Cleaning is not a feel-good, laugh-out-loud movie like Little Miss Sunshine.  But I think you’ll walk out of the theater saying it was a good movie. Some of the story lines are unfinished.  Some of them are weak.  But all in all, the acting by Emily Blunt, Amy Adams, and Alan Arkin is superb. […]

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