Category Archives: The Examined Life

Ash Wednesday Blessing

I pulled into the parking lot at Stubbs, intent on lunch and a hot date with a pdf, when I saw the priest from the Episcopal church down the street from our house. Wearing a cassock, he was standing on … Continue reading

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The Conquerer Mildew

Poe got it wrong. It’s not the worm that conquers all. It’s mildew. I discovered last week that I no longer have to worry about where to store my great-aunt’s prayerbook, her mesh evening bags c. 1910, my mother’s First … Continue reading

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We Interrupt This Blog…

I thought I’d get a lot of writing done while I was visiting with my dad in Ohio earlier this month. I thought wrong. Dad’s 94 and still lives in the family home, with daily support from my brother. Dad … Continue reading

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Mr. Weston’s Toothbrush

I’m reading a book set in the early 1800s. A couple of days ago I came across this scene involving the Main Character, her married friend, the friend’s husband, and the husband’s son by his first wife. They are inspecting … Continue reading

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The Writer’s Woeful Wednesday

9 a.m.–10:45 a.m. Good conference call with a client for whom I’m writing a website. The rest of the morning will be follow-up, and in the afternoon I’ll go to Stubbs and continue copyediting a nonfiction ms. for a different … Continue reading

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