Author Archives: Laurie

Vacation Mode

I finally got into “vacation mode” yesterday, right on schedule.  It normally takes me four days.  Four days to settle into the rhythm of doing nothing at no particular time.  Four days to loosen the strings that tie me to … Continue reading

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Living Color

Getting through winter is a yearly struggle for me.  I cruise through summer’s long days in high spirits but each winter I have to make working out a priority and consciously try to add warmth and color to my life … Continue reading

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Of Faith and Football

Football season is over.  Tom Brady is already recovering from post-season foot surgery and tonight I’ll have to put my faith in the Steelers–rather than my beloved Patriots–to beat the Jets.  No, it has not been a good week for … Continue reading

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Beginning Again

Here I am, a week after Christmas, ready to begin again.  To begin again the pursuit of those interests and aspirations that have become the casualties of a too-full life.  Things like my yoga practice, like a body that’s fifteen … Continue reading

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Bookend

Taylor, my only daughter and youngest of three children, is seventeen and a senior in high school.  When her desires are thwarted or she’s awakened before she’s ready to get up she’s as snarly as they come.  She will spit … Continue reading

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Meta-Humor: What it Takes to be Funny

I’ve never been a funny person.  Unless you call walking my dogs at 6 a.m. in a getup befitting a Tibetan lama funny.  Maybe I should think twice about wearing furry clogs with socks and Capri sweats.  Some days I … Continue reading

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Blogging Practice: Fast Food for Slow Cookers

I don’t know if blogging is my thing, but I do think it’s a great exercise for any writer.  This shouldn’t surprise me, given that I believe writers in any genre can improve their work by studying and practicing other … Continue reading

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On Photography

I took a late afternoon drive to Nauset Beach with my camera.  I needed a scenic shot for a job, and went to explore and see what I could find. Although it is Columbus Day on Cape Cod, the air … Continue reading

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The Best Time to Plant a Tree

I’m not sure how it happens, but it happens slowly, when you’re paying attention to other things, and then suddenly there is a real tree in your front yard. In my case, it is a silver beech (only I’ve recently … Continue reading

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My Dog Blog

Until a year and a half ago, I was never a dog person. I hated how dogs smelled, didn’t like them jumping up on me, all their sniffing and circling, and – frankly, for a long time – I was … Continue reading

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