Category Archives: Lessons

To My First Fledgling

I’ve tried to show you everything I know. I’ve paid in parenting the patient price. But let me emphasize before you go away from me the gist of my advice. And take it with the wisdom of your time: react, … Continue reading

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Precious

I acted in a play when I was 3,adapted drama built of Gingerbread. The coach had to create a role for me so I played silent Heifer. On my head he set a giant mask he’d painted black.I wobbled onto … Continue reading

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Smoking in the Rain

I don’t smoke cigarettes any more. But I enjoyed them for decades. I bought strong, filterless smokes, and I took in so many that I know I’ve compromised some of my bronchial function. Even so, when I hear ex-smokers aver … Continue reading

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A Little Death

A raccoon died last night, I think. Actually I’m sure many raccoons died last night, globally, but I’m recording events in the backyard of _____ . That’s where I live. My home is a studio cottage in the garden. It … Continue reading

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Constructive Criticism

I object. I have a complaint. I may not have any right to voice it, but that’s never shut me up before. I think I understand how evolution works. Natural selection has made sense to me since I first heard … Continue reading

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Notes

Dad advised us not to take too many notes in school. He told us about his college days, sitting in a lecture hall, surrounded by other students who were trying to write down everything the professor said. They ended up … Continue reading

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TED Talk

I had lunch a few months ago with a friend, and she told me how exciting it had been for her to attend a TED talk, live. I can’t remember whom she saw, but she glowed with the recent experience. … Continue reading

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