Monthly Archives: October 2012

The tracks we leave behind

Unbelievable to see the photos of staff evacuating patients from an NYU hospital in Manhattan, ventilated patients with lines and IVs and monitors being carried down stairs lit only by flashlights. Apparently the back-up generator failed.  Fragile, premature babies were … Continue reading

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Back to basics

The news is full of the huge storm hitting the U.S. Atlantic coast.  Always hard to know how much the need for high ratings enters into the news cycle–“right up there with one of the great storms of history,” “the … Continue reading

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Foolish loving spaces

Warm and hazy this morning.  An uphill neighbor wearing  a bright red polo shirt is washing his windows, spraying them with Windex, then wiping it off with a rag and rubbing until they gleam.  Would it be inappropriate to ask … Continue reading

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Tangled webs

An absolutely splendid fall day, and the orb-weavers are out in force in my postage stamp garden. If the sun isn’t on their webs just right, I walk right into them, which must be  irritating but not tragic for the … Continue reading

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Get out of my brain

Wonderful light today, sun in and out of clouds, brilliant blue sky. Yahoo weather tells me it’s supposed to clear this afternoon and stay that way for a few days, which will be nice for the World Series beginning today … Continue reading

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The cherishing life

Last night we heard it, the first rain of the season, huge drops splattering on the roof.  It rained until morning, then cleared overhead and the room filled with sunshine. When I opened the window, the smell of damp earth … Continue reading

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Morphing out of fear

Puffy white clouds and small patches of blue today. Rain coming, the weather people say.  I can feel it in my bones, gimme sympathy. Oh, wait, that would be a line I stole from the Metrics: It’s early afternoon and … Continue reading

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