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sherry-parnell's picture
Aug.23.2012
“One must maintain a little bit of summer, even in the middle of winter.” –Henry David Thoreau Tired of the air conditioning and needing fresh air, I recently opened one of my kitchen windows and I heard them.  I sighed.  The sweetness of the familiar summer sound mingled with the...
alex-fraser's picture
Jul.07.2012
 Beautiful day on Polk Street . . . but cold toward the end.     We had planned for several days to have breakfast, between 7 and 9 in the morning, at the coffee shop of the Embassy Hotel, but every day (or night) something came up, and we were too late.  This morning was the...
alex-fraser's picture
May.04.2012
A cool, breezy, sunny day of broken skies.    Because our shower is broken, our tub drain like-wise, and Son Guy's ribs still tender, I simply brushed my teeth, clipped my beard, splashed warm water over me, then cleaned up with baby wipes.  Doctors have long asured me that they are...
alex-fraser's picture
Apr.06.2012
Nothing, Nothing, Nothing.  I woke warm, feeling quite well, but with no desire to write.   Eventually, I did catch up with some email, etc.   Then, it was off for a meeting with my Primary Care Doctor at Kaiser, my records clutched in my hand.  Nurse Isabella greeted me, and...
rand-bishop's picture
Aug.05.2010
For several decades now, a random, errant thought occasionally passed through my constantly curious, often cacophonous cranium. Now, thanks to Peter Cooper’s superb cover obit (The Tennessean 8/4/2010), this periodic puzzler has at long last been solved. My pondering always came in the shape of...
corinne-heather-copnick's picture
Mar.01.2009
In Los Angeles where I live, the people I know tend to resist going outdoors when it's raining. Why not cancel your appointments and wait for a better day when traffic won't be so terrible because of the puddles? There will be lots and lots of days when the sun shines. In Vancouver, however, where...
corinne-heather-copnick's picture
Jul.08.2008
Airfares may increase, gas prices may go through the roof, but we're going global right at home! Yes, we've become an international family at home because a funny thing has been happening as people read my book. One of the chapters in Cryo Kid -- Drawing a New Map (www.cryokid.com) is titled "...