Monthly Archives: October 2013

Watchfulness and Watch-emptiness

My feet were getting wet. I was wearing black and white running sneakers and old white socks.  The socks were worn out, more gray now than white, but they still had the logo from where I used to work stitched … Continue reading

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It’s like Apples and Apples

Every fall, my husband and I go apple picking with our kids in upstate New York.  While most people see this activity as something to do once a year or so, my husband is pretty much obsessed. We go every … Continue reading

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Getting to know

I went to the Apple store last week for a lesson in “getting to know my iPhone.” I have had this device for a few years but, like my son, it is still very much a mystery to me.  No … Continue reading

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“Lights out!” for MotherJam

The Blogger Idol people asked contestants to introduce themselves by writing their own eulogy.  They also invited those of us who were already axed from the competition to contribute.    As a ghost in the machine, “also ran,” how could … Continue reading

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