Tag Archives: Friendship

Can We Talk?

This is an edited version of the guest column I wrote for the Nevada Appeal.  “That’s it!” he said, “I’m not talking to you anymore; you’re not listening to me,” and he turned away. “Humph,” I thought, “I’m a trained … Continue reading

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Refuge in Laos

As part of preparing for my recent trip to Laos I read a series of mysteries by Colin Cotterill that take place there in the mid-1970’s, just after the communist Pathet Lao came to power.  The main character is the … Continue reading

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Haiku

Recently I went on a walk with friends from our Buddhist study group. An artist in my long-time book club had invited us to write a poem for our December meeting, which is the one where we don’t read a … Continue reading

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Cat Consciousness

Calico arrived in my home almost eight years ago after living as a barn cat in central Nevada. Though too scared to allow herself to be touched, she used to follow the family around the ranch, so when they moved … Continue reading

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Reunion

I should have known better.  When I casually announced I’d like to go up Lembert Dome in Yosemite, I imagined a relatively easy switch-backing trail to the top.  It does exist, but that’s how we went down, not up. This … Continue reading

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Self Health

I walked past the nondescript storefront in my neighborhood for two months before I opened the door one Monday night and went in.  I’d been to my first celebration of International Women’s Day and seen a demonstration of what the … Continue reading

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Restoration

After their economy collapsed in the early 1990’s when Soviet support disappeared overnight, Cubans have been slowly rebuilding, both figuratively and literally. We saw buildings that were disintegrating and some that were being restored, and everything in between.  It’s a … Continue reading

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On Vacation

I love to travel, take photos, and eat bananas! I posted this as a notice about my upcoming trip to Cuba and the Florida Keys. I love the photo too much not to include it in my book.

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Thank You

On the day before Thanksgiving it seems only natural to write about gratitude. I’m grateful for a holiday whose purpose is to help us remember to give thanks. I have a friend who this year has proven to herself that … Continue reading

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Friends

This month friendship is a theme for me.  I spent last weekend with a group of folks I’ve known for almost 30 years.  We consider ourselves to be Family-by-Choice by now, and get together regularly in various combinations. In two … Continue reading

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