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Flowers and spiders and Trump, oh my

A lovely, soft morning here on San Francisco Bay. I have been sitting out in the garden, partially shaded by a large, green beach umbrella and feeling the warm sun on my bare feet.  The garden and our apartment are … Continue reading

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Immensity taps

A gray morning and cool. With luck, the fog will burn off by noon, the usual summer pattern here.  To the east a steep ridge holds back the fog, so where my daughter lives, 20 minutes away on the other … Continue reading

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Fearing the future

Sick at heart at the events of the past couple of weeks–mass murders in Orlando, Istanbul, Dhaka, Baghdad (did I miss any?), the latest police shootings of black men in the U.S., the sniper shooting of police in Dallas, on … Continue reading

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Monday musings

Started a post yesterday about Father’s Day, but was interrupted by…a father: my younger son. I am so proud of my sons for the kinds of fathers they’ve become, so thoughtful, and loving. My own father, dead for 35 years, … Continue reading

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Naming the problem

A beautiful, bright day here in the Bay Area, where thousands of people are mourning the victims of the Orlando Pulse Club massacre. It’s all too horrible and familiar–the outrage, the weeping, the posturing by political candidates, the dual stereotyping … Continue reading

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Redwoods forever

In the late afternoon, rising winds blow fog hovering along the coast through the Golden Gate, across the bay, and into South Berkeley, where we live. The light turns white, intermittently at first, shadows flickering; eventually fog covers the sun … Continue reading

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What they don’t tell you about old age

Greetings to all my long-lost blogging friends. I’m sorry to have gone silent for such a long time. I hope some of you are still out there. They say 55 is the new middle age, but when you get to … Continue reading

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