Monthly Archives: January 2014

Number 68 Across

My mother received her unlikely gift the day of her funeral. A New York Times debut. Not in the obituaries where you might expect her to show up, but in the Sunday Times crossword puzzle. On Easter Sunday, she was … Continue reading

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Daily Prompt – Sweet 16

Why would anyone call a 16th birthday sweet? The female teen (I don’t believe I’m being sexist here, this is a girl holiday, right?) is in the midst of hormonal throes the likes of which few humans (except for other … Continue reading

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Mothers and Daughters

Family was everything to Mom and the crater her absence presented was too big a hole for our hearts to fill. Easter Sunday, April 4th, 2010, Mom was buried. In the Jewish faith, people are buried quickly because we do … Continue reading

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A Mother’s Way

I went from a relatively carefree childhood (except for the divorce of my parents which was profound for a 3 year old) to my teen years (politically but not socially rebellious) to a well adjusted young lady and college graduate … Continue reading

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View From London Taxi

Windows can provide openings and blinders. Our choice.

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Coffee Cocoon

The sun shone brightly around the edges of drawn blinds, whispering good morning. Stretching, I break free from my blanket cocoon. Donning a lightweight but warm sweatshirt and furry slippers I keep the cocoon theme alive and head downstairs to … Continue reading

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Small Window, Big Life

Small window, sweet Sasha, big life.

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