Category: Essays

A Pandemic, A Poem, and a Pose

Hello dear friends, There are pieces of paper all over my house, stuck in the desk drawer and various books and sections in my planner with short lines, notes to myself about some profound essay I want to write about this pandemic. There’s the…

No Apologies, Please

I was working from home last Friday when I heard mens’ voices. From the safety of my upstairs window I peered through the blinds and watched them open the gate and enter my courtyard. I walked downstairs. I opened the sliding patio door and…

With Love from Ireland

Last week I was in Ireland, a country I’d never thought much about visiting. But now I am in love.  Before my departure, people told me, “You’ll love it there! The Irish are so friendly and have a great sense of humor.” Seemed like…

Christmas Blessings

Years ago I read a horoscope somewhere on the wilds of the internet that said my life “takes off” after 39 and that I would begin to garner significant professional respect beginning in mid-life — which I’ve interpreted to mean my 40’s. I’m afraid…

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