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    Wednesday, 20 July 2016

    Le-faux-miroir  The False Mirror, 1928 — Rene Magritte It was a Friday, not just the end of the term, but the end of the academic year, and the day of the final exam in Intro to English Literature. Final papers were due on Monday. Many of the students decided t...
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    Thursday, 07 July 2016

    Tien-Shan-fold-600x468Over half-a-dozen years ago, someone very dear to me wound up in intensive care after surgery, the result of one of those risks often rattled off at lightning speed during pre-op consultations, or buried in miniscule print on consent forms. To his cr...
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    Wednesday, 27 April 2016

    36322759-funny-goat-in-garden-at-sunny-dayA couple of weeks ago, I was in the cheese section of the grocery story. I didn’t notice the little animal pictures above each type of cheese, so I was picking up this wedge and that, scanning for information, on the hunt for a good, hard goat cheese...
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    Wednesday, 13 April 2016

    3009159706_c73a8853a1_oThere was more than a touch of mystery in my grandmother’s rugelach. When I was very young, I never sought to unravel it. My brother and I would await her arrival, plant our feet as firmly as we could to be ready for her hugs—such was the force of he...
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    Wednesday, 30 March 2016

    House Sparrow male feeding young-4(From Beyond Willow Bend, 2013) My late father-in-law built a birdhouse for our yard. It was a simple thing—a box, painted dark brown, with a peaked roof, a hole, and a peg. My husband hung it near the garage and we kept watch. Maybe birds were put o...

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