Category Archives: seasons

January at the cabin in my head..

And it’s cold/flu season.  But the cabin is toasty warm, thanks to the wood stove and the ample supply of firewood I’ve chopped.  I’m languishing in the rustic sleigh bed, enveloped in the comforting embrace of the featherbed and covered … Continue reading

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The Holiday “Season”

The word ‘season’ is a misnomer in regard to the holidays.  Our American calendar has morphed into a calendar-oriented, capitalistic piece of paper.  I’m all for capitalism but not at the loss of meaningful moments. I am disheartened when I … Continue reading

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My one particular harbor

“I know I don’t get there often enough/God knows I surely try/It’s a magic kind of medicine/That no doctor could prescribe.”  –Jimmy Buffett, “One Particular Harbor” This is a sentiment that runs through my head quite often.  My one particular … Continue reading

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Summer…

“Summer…it turns me upside down…” that beginning line to the song “Magic” by the Cars sums up summer to me.  It is by far my favorite season of the year, followed closely by autumn.  Why do I love summer?  Is it … Continue reading

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The Ides of March

Yes, I’ve read Julius Caesar and know to beware the Ides of March.  What I didn’t know was why I needed to be wary of March 15th.  And now I know I don’t need to be afraid.  The term ‘ides’ … Continue reading

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The Lost Art of Reading

Is reading becoming a lost art? Should we read? Why do we read? How do we read? In our increasingly complicated technological society, it’s imperative to read. We’re bombarded with words at every turn, tweet, Facebook post and blog entry. … Continue reading

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Family

There are three of us in my family:  my mom, her brother and me.  They’re part of Tom Brokaw’s “Greatest Generation” and deserve to be.  Though my uncle continues to experience a myriad of health problems and related surgeries, his … Continue reading

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Holiday music…and Romance

“Frosted windowpanes, candles gleaming inside…,” “Chestnuts roasting on an open fire…,” “Adeste fideles, laeti triumphantes…,”  “O Holy Night…”  These are just a few opening lines from some of my holiday favorites.  I have a penchant for rich voices so I tend to … Continue reading

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Living in the Northeast

I try to remind myself often to take time to “smell the roses.”  As an observant person  I do this well most of the time but then it sometimes gets lost when the everyday stress takes over.  The other morning, … Continue reading

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