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What’s Changed?

What’s Changed?

In the past fifteen months, what’s changed?  The pandemic and 2020’s fallout have been changing me, just when I thought I was too old to change.  Nobody’s ever that old, right?*   I can’t predict for how long these changes will last; but here’s how I am changing for...

Elinor’s Observation Works for Me

Elinor’s Observation Works for Me

The Observation Still Works Elinor Dashwood’s observation works for me: she expressed the restraint our current events necessitates:  “And sometimes I have kept my feelings to myself, because I could find no language to describe them in.” (Sense in Sensibility)  Just...

Taking a Writing Prompt to Heart

Taking a Writing Prompt to Heart

A favorite prompt that a writing teacher once gave suggests: Look around and see what you can see. When I look, what do I see? The world is noisy, angry, irrational, and cruel. People hurt each other – from their storehouse of brokenness. So, a quiet moment on our...

Is That a Real Fireplace?

Is That a Real Fireplace?

Of the improvements we made in our little bungalow, a useful one was installing a set of gas logs in the handsome fireplace that dominates our living room. What we installed gives warmth of a fire – but alas, it does not smell or sound like a fire. Deficiencies I...

The Learning Curve Continues

The Learning Curve Continues

As this pandemic continues, the learning curve continues, and seems to lengthen. How teachable am I willing to be? This time last year, I anticipated a learning curve because of the shock of COVID-19*  Quarantining, masking, social distancing, vaccinating, etc — these...

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