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Jun.18.2009
As I write Missy tosses around the bed with Lenny, playing and biting and jumping on top of eachother. Now and then I clap my hands and they stop,...
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Jun.19.2009
Guess what these two photographs have in common? Did you figure it out? Go on, I bet you did. Well, in case you haven't let me tell you that these...
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Jun.20.2009
Today the bog is a palette of fresh paint. I haven't been out here in what seems like eons. Not since early Spring at least, when everything was...
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Jun.21.2009
I put Ponds Cold Cream on my face, lather it all over until I resemble a mannequin in a store front window. White face. Blue eyes. I don't bother to...
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Jun.22.2009
The house feels huge, spacious at this hour of the morning. With everyone still in a slumber, there is an order to the place that somehow gets lost...
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Jun.23.2009
I went to the bookstore today and bought a book called The Private Lives of Pippa Lee. I know I will love this book. I know from reading the first...
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Jun.25.2009
The young girl with a wheaten plait running down her back intersects my view of the sea. Clad in a pink bathing suit she clip-clops through the shore...
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Jun.26.2009
It poured with rain all night long and the drops made pitter patter sounds on the skylight and I blamed them on the fact that I did not sleep so well...
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Jun.27.2009
There are no rainbows in the sky at this time of year. I will have to wait until the Fall to witness such a splendour. At this time of year  the sky...
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Jun.29.2009
The longed for peace has finally come. All day  I have waited for this moment when I can't hear anything but words dancing around in my head and off...
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Jul.10.2009
Once upon a time, I went away to college.  There, I met a lovely man, and we set up housekeeping, though we had a clear understanding that both of us...
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Nov.02.2009
The last time I had a sabbatical, I not only wrote a textbook but I also figured out that I wanted to leave my marriage.  Because I had the...
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Jan.08.2010
I don't have to be a Freudian genius to interpret the dreams I had last night.  The first one involved my former spouse and my youngest son.  We are...
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Apr.06.2010
Have you noticed lately that some brands of milk (especially a popular organic brand) expires in like the year 2011?  I look at the expiration date,...
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Apr.18.2010
In the novel I'm working on, revising and texturing, I have a character who just sort of gives up.  Not totally--meaning, she doesn't kill herself. ...
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Jun.18.2010
I have never been able to create a mystique about myself.  There is no glamor, mystery, or sense of wonder about me.  No one desires to figure me out...
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Apr.13.2010
“We simply assume that the way we see things is the way they really are or the way they should be. And our attitudes and behaviors grow out of these...
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Feb.12.2010
  When I was young and thrummed with testosterone, my inchoate mind, tormented this way,  frightened that, occasionally burst out with briefly...
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Apr.03.2009
Today on my home blog, I've posted a collection of photos from my trip to Austria and Germany.  When I travel I choose a photo theme for the trip,...
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Jul.22.2009
Charming, simple, and straightforward – that’s the food at the Hungry Monk Café.  Located in Cong, Co. Mayo, the Hungry Monk Café offers an array of...
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Red Room Blogs banner photograph (at the top of the page) is of writer Ernest Hemingway with Lady Duff Twysden, Hadley Hemingway, and three unidentified people at a cafe in Pamplona, Spain, during the Fiesta of San Fermin in July 1925; photograph used courtesy of the Ernest Hemingway Collection, John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum, Boston.