Category Archives: Mindfulness, health and healing

Having my moments

Somewhere between the shrimp cassoulet, the lobster mac ‘n cheese, and the “perfect pairing” wine, it  happened. I had a moment. I stopped, looked up from the mounds of “I can have turkey any day” stuff I’d loaded onto my plate, and saw Helen … Continue reading

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Directionless TV

New Year’s Day 2014: “To read more in my free time.” New Year’s Day 2015: “To watch less TV, giving myself infinitely more free time.” (See last year). Watching New Year’s Rockin’ Eve two years in a row, while what my … Continue reading

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A friend called Coco

I squinted across the parking lot and sighed, letting the humid breeze blow away the last traces of airplane air. There was no rush, really, no need to dash around, check my watch or even wait closer to Tom so … Continue reading

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Just like riding a bike…not!

“It’s just like riding a bike!” With a quick nod and a dismissive hand gesture, this is society’s way of telling us we are “good to go,” that whatever we might be struggling with is doable. And almost everybody hears … Continue reading

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My Mom’s special because…..

“For you, Mumma,” said Becky. It was almost Mother’s Day circa 1991 and she’d just finished her first “uptah camp” breakfast of the season: a Pop Tart skillfully warmed in the toaster oven, our favorite appliance, and handed to her … Continue reading

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The Beagle Loser

“Let’s get you on that scale, Toby!” she ordered. Suddenly, the room filled with as much drama as could be mustered on a March morning in Rumford. Tom and I held our breath, waiting with hopeful trepidation. Watching the flashing … Continue reading

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Working out….and up…and all over

My closer-to-the-city self used to think that working out meant getting in my car and then going inside. I’d drive over to Planet Fitness and schlep around from one piece of equipment to another, relying on the screaming yellow and purple … Continue reading

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Staying past September

“Dock’s out,” Tom announced. “Boat’s out, too.” “Yup, I know,” I said, even though I was pretty sure he knew I knew ’cause he saw me watching the whole process from my “office” window. Out here, stating the obvious is … Continue reading

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A friend indeed

Would I think she was crazy, my friend Lisa wondered, if she came to visit me from her in- law’s place Down East and then drove back to her folks in Connecticut by way of Keene, NH, before flying home … Continue reading

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Beyond the Facebook wall

Sleep walking through my morning Facebook check, I noticed one of us had left the radio on somewhere. And, even though most days I find music distracting when I’m at my desk, I started singing along: “What if God were one … Continue reading

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