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Correction

The old English professor hiding inside of me emerges and insists I correct my incorrect usage.  Carol was not agoraphobic, fearful of an unsafe environment, such as a crowd; she was acrophobic, fearful of heights.

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Hope Rides in on a Chair

Sunday afternoon.  Spring has finally arrived. Swaths of browned grass emerging from beneath the snow on the margins of the lawn.  Still significant piles of snow in other places, but the process has started. Solitary bicyclists riding up and down … Continue reading

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Party of the Second Part

In the last post, I proposed myself as the party of the first part in this life situation and certainly in the blog as well.  Carol, of course, in both ways is the party of the second part although I … Continue reading

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Party of the First Part

According to the calendar, we are two weeks into spring.  However, winter does not seem to be paying attention.  The cold continues, as does the occasional snow.  Several more inches are forecast for tomorrow. It is approaching midnight, and since … Continue reading

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The Insistence of Hope

My old friend the deity I named George decided to pay me a visit today, either to distract me from the serious business of Carol’s seizure or to just pile on, I’m not sure which.  Either, no doubt, would amuse … Continue reading

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Family Roots

Saturday afternoon, St. Patrick’s Day, an unusual time for me to sit down to write, but some ideas began to percolate as I took a late morning shower and I want to at least get started seeing what they have … Continue reading

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Two Worlds and Not the Plot of a Bad Novel

Saturday night and while Carol sleeps I have been watching preseason baseball, my Dodgers playing the Cubs.  Ordinarily, I would not write tonight, instead taking my usual one day break to recharge the batteries.  But tonight, changing metaphors, I sense … Continue reading

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On a Date Certain

Tuesday night.  A long, tiring day that began with clearing six inches of snow off the driveway and then driving to town for weekly grocery shopping.  I’ve decided to add back the co-op grocery store, which in the interest of … Continue reading

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Loomings

Late Sunday morning.  Carol is drowsing, almost asleep, then sort of awake.  I’ve been to the store to pick up the Times and Carol’s Sunday breakfast treat of a blueberry muffin.  After breakfast, she was convinced her mother was waiting … Continue reading

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To Hoist or Not to Hoist and Carol’s Journals

Another deceptively warm day, snow melting, sun out.  You’d almost think spring was around the corner. But it is mid-February in northern Michigan, and snow is predicted for early next week. Today was, in fact, Valentine’s Day.  A few cards … Continue reading

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