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Books in Bath

September 23, 2013


I traveled to Bath last week to see about a bookstore. I had never been to the Somerset city before, not in the years I lived in England nor during any of the many visits I have made in the years following. Of course I’d heard of it, but it wasn’t even on my list […]

In the cards

June 14, 2013


Digging through the back of a desk drawer the other day, I came across a large, bulky, unlabeled envelope. Perplexed, I dumped the contents onto my desk. It was a packet of things I had intended to give DK one night years ago. That winter night I remembered it just as he was leaving. He kissed […]

Agony and fever, part one

June 4, 2013


The last time I saw DK in any meaningful way was in November of 2011. We spent that cloudy day curled up together, eating pizza and watching movies on the big screen mounted on the wall at the foot of his bed. Before we went upstairs he invited me to pick out a movie for […]

Quimby Mouse

May 9, 2013


“I know just what I want to give you.” I’ve been immersed in books lately. Not so much reading, but sorting, organizing, rearranging. I stripped my big bookcase to clean it and the built-ins to paint the shelves. Once I started, I was compelled to go through the house collecting all of my books – […]

Oral Fixation

April 21, 2013


    I haven’t posted in 52at52 in over a month. I’m a bit aghast that it’s been so long. One reason is that I have simply been very, very busy the last month. The other is that writing about mine & DK’s relationship has proved more difficult than I anticipated. Even though it began […]

Oscar Night

February 24, 2013


I’d like to thank all the little people.  Tonight is Oscar night. The Academy Awards is the only awards show that I never miss. When I was married, we’d have Oscar-watching parties (more for me than Andy; he wasn’t a movie buff like me but he was cool with it because there was plenty of […]

Dark day in Dallas

October 19, 2012


“Your boots are hot!” October 19, 2012 was a dark day here in Dallas; it was the day our beloved Big Tex burst into great balls of fire. All of Dallas mourned his passing. I created this piece as a fond farewell to one of the most reliable men in my life. (I titled it […]