Monthly Archives: November 2010

Evergreen Tradition

Late November sunshine and piles of snow. The air smells like Christmas trees. Car doors open with yells and jokes and laughter. Friends with personality flavors as diverse as the balsam, douglas fir and spruce variety blends on the tree … Continue reading

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Minnesota Thanks

I haven’t spent so much time at home in three years. We came at the last of the sunny, orange-tree days of October and I left at the end of frosty November. Six weeks of time in Minnesota to be … Continue reading

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I miss them…

It feels a bit like you might feel if you haven’t showered for weeks and have been living outside in the cold, maybe at a bus stop, in the winter. Then you come into a warm, clean room – out … Continue reading

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at home in Minnesota…

Thursday night dinner – toasted almonds on my salad, a book-lined apartment in uptown. I’ve known this friend so long that sitting across the table from her feels like going back to junior high  – her laugh, the gap in … Continue reading

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Journalism Memoir: Katharine Graham

A 644-page indexed hardcover book is not the most convenient metro reading, but I have nevertheless immensely enjoyed Katharine Graham’s Personal History. The story starts in New York City and Paris, following her parents’ romance and family history and ends … Continue reading

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