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For Dan and Liliana

This is for you, my love. And this is for you, my cherub. I love you.  You know that? [Post image: Dan and Liliana looking at paintings in the Louvre, Paris, January 2011]

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Learning to Dance With the Limp

Something crazy happened on Saturday morning.  Dan and I had an overnight in Minneapolis—to see Jersey Boys and eat tapas at Solera.  We were the first ones to show up to breakfast the next morning.  We ordered.  Then, a cute older couple walked in (not old, maybe mid-50s).  They walked past us, and the guy […]

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Will You Get That Old?

I’ve posted about beauty before—or at least what makes one pretty.  I’m reposting poetry slammer Katie Makkai’s “Pretty” at the end of this post, and you’ll know why I’m doing so, once you get to the end.  [If you’re squeamish about the “f” word, there is one occurrence.] So.  I’m taking Liliana to school the […]

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The Blessing of a Skinned Knee

When we were in L.A. recently, we crashed another couple’s house to be treated to an amazing prime rib dinner (salt-encrusted and all!) with all the fixings.  The dinner was the bait; the company was the treat.  It’s so rare these days to find couples (both partners) who want to devour life along with you. […]

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Sunday Gifts

On this lovely Sunday morning, I give you two wondrous gifts. The first is from Czeslaw Milosz’s New and Collected Poems (1931-2001). The second is Neil Pasricha’s TED talk “The 3 A’s of Awesome.”  You’ll remember, some time back, that I highlighted his website 1000 Things of Awesome.  Since then, his book The Book of Awesome has […]

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