Monthly Archives: October 2010

A Little Break

I’m about to take a couple of weeks off. I’ll be acquiring impressions to later process and perhaps understand. Fun. But before I go I want to make a comment about symbols. In general I don’t like or trust them. … Continue reading

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Science Fair

When I was 13 I won a ribbon at the school science fair and moved on to the county competition. I have a few snapshot memories about the exhibits, but most of what I learned I got from my own … Continue reading

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Rue

     When I was 47 I joined my parents and brothers for an emotional pilgrimage. Our folks were celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary, and they took us to their favorite city. So there we landed, seven of us in Paris. … Continue reading

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Wrong

When I was 12 I was the wrongest I’ve ever been, and it was my father’s fault. I was in 8th grade, and we were still taking “new math.” It had been very new the year before, when we started … Continue reading

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Four

   When I was around 10, my father began telling me that you’re either a leader or a follower, with unsubtle suggestion about which one to be. I’m sure he would have told me earlier but I don’t think the subject … Continue reading

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Criteria

Danny says, “Okay, Mom: you don’t have to date.” As I admitted at the beginning of the week, what I’ve learned from my Internet dating fling is I’m not ready for it. But also, I haven’t been clear enough about … Continue reading

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After a Date

Not yet discouraged, I responded to suitor #2. This time we spoke on the phone before the date but his pleasant voice didn’t prepare me for how morose he would become after the two glasses of wine he drank with … Continue reading

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