My life

To tweet, or to write?

Posted on Aug 21, 2015 | 0 comments

To tweet, or to write?

Because the hit of adrenaline you get from having your words liked and retweeted by complete strangers is addictive. It’s tempting to spend way too much time crafting those 140 characters of wit. You can find yourself approaching each new thought with the question: “How can I tweet this?”

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A Valentine

Posted on Feb 14, 2015 | 0 comments

A Valentine

My father, whose tapping typewriter was the background soundtrack of my childhood, is the reason I write. He loved books, and he made books. It was never a question: I would too. I’m pretty sure it was his love that made me think that I could. I miss him most on Valentine’s Day. He made the best...

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The snowman and the children’s writer

Posted on Feb 9, 2015 | 2 comments

The snowman and the children’s writer

I saw a snowman this morning. There’s been a melt here and little snow is left except in places where it was gathered and packed, like the mountains left by plows, now puny mounds. And this solitary snowman

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A thank you to my children’s teachers

Posted on Dec 16, 2014 | 0 comments

A thank you to my children’s teachers

So what they are studying today, the fact that they are motivated to study it, and the methods they are using to study, no longer have much to do with me. It’s their teachers who are guiding the process…and whatever they are doing is working.

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What I didn’t post on Facebook

Posted on Sep 29, 2014 | 8 comments

What I didn’t post on Facebook

The most important things that happened in my life this summer never ended up on Facebook.

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“Warm Embrace of Coming Home”

Posted on May 14, 2014 | 0 comments

“Warm Embrace of Coming Home”

The Vineyard Gazette, a newspaper I love dearly, has published a piece I wrote about my obsessive osprey-peeping. You can find it right...

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