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Button Sunday

It’s been six years since I featured Langston Hughes on a Button Sunday (also February 1, because it’s his birthday). He’ll always be one of my favorite poets. I see one of his poems every day near my desk. In … Continue reading

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Saying goodbye to a house

I remember so vividly my earliest associations with The Compound, though it wasn’t called The Compound then. My friend Jeff liked to drive around on weekends and look at houses for sale. This was before everyone had cell phones, and … Continue reading

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Button Sunday

BIG shout out to Lindsey and Lynne for helping us get ready for this move, whether organizing, packing, or feeding us. I haven’t asked them to help me move any bodies. That’s what Rhonda’s for.

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That House 3

The former owner had cabinets of pecan custom made for his dining room–the room that will be our living room. They weren’t built in, but one day while we were at the house, he asked if we wanted them. He … Continue reading

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Button Sunday

A few nights ago, The Brides were taking their tour of [the new house is still unnamed], and as Rhonda passed through one room to another, she commented that it reminded her of a dream she’d had. She was in … Continue reading

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Happy New Year!

I hope you all have a safe and happy new year. I need to get busy preparing the usual fare on this day: ham, black-eyed peas, greens, and of course, Tom will make biscuits. Something I learned last night: No … Continue reading

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Gift from a valiant little friend

Many of you who read here know Marika and know that the last couple of months have been hard on her because she lost her companion of sixteen years, Dash. I was lucky enough to meet the plucky little Dash … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas!

Of course we didn’t decorate this year–unless you count stacks and stacks of brown cardboard boxes and a big pile of documents to be shredded festive?–but I do have three new ornaments that can’t be put away because all the … Continue reading

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This is how we celebrate

We closed on the new house back in mid November, and this is the week when the seller is moving out. Even so, we won’t be moving in yet, because we’re having new flooring put down wherever there is carpet. … Continue reading

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Button Sunday

I found these buttons that I picked up at the Corcoran Gallery in Washington, D.C., in 1996. It was a cold October night when Amy, Tom, and I passed through the striking lion sculptures to go inside the museum and … Continue reading

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