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Preparing for Easter

First, a poem.  Then a few images. Easter Morning by Amy Clampitt a stone at dawn cold water in the basin these walls’ rough plaster imageless after the hammering of so much insistence on the need for naming after the travesties that passed as faces, grace: the unction of sheer nonexistence upwelling in this hyacinthine […]

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Spring Trip

Well, we’ve just arrived home from a West Coast trip–for one of Dan’s conferences, for a short 24-hour jaunt to the Tucson Festival of Books (me alone), and for seeing a handful of our lovely families in southern California. My mother took care of Liliana two nights in the hotel room, while we had dinners […]

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Love is…

My husband emptying the dishwasher…unbidden. My daughter telling me, “You look beautiful today,” even when I’m wearing sweats and I haven’t combed my hair. A friend sending me a “good morning, sunshine!” e-mail on her way to take her kids to school. A note from a stranger, saying sweet things about Eve. The UPS guy […]

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Displays of the Season

So much to tell you. On Friday, Liliana and I went to the Macy’s annual Christmas display–“A Day in the Life of an Elf,” where she was beside herself that she couldn’t walk into the exhibits.  She got her first glimpse at Santa.  Her take on him?  “Scary, Mama!” Then a stroll around Gaviidae Commons […]

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Is Santa Real In Your Home?

Okay, I can’t believe I’m talking about Santa before Thanksgiving, but I’m curious.  How did (or do) any of you “deal” with Santa?  Did (Do) you tell the truth?  Did (Do) you not?  Did (Do) you treat him like any other imaginary character–Dora the Explorer, Mickey Mouse, Little Einsteins, etc.? I guess it’s a passionate […]

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