SONGS OF GRIEF

They say time heals all wounds, but I disagree.  I believe we learn to live with loss, but we never stop missing those we love. We go about our lives until something triggers that deep yearning, that place in your heart where your loved one resides.  For me, it’s almost always a song.  Music burns […]

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BREAKING UP: A USER GUIDE

There’s a meme out there somewhere, something like: Dating in your 40s… Are we doing this? Because I’ve got shit to do. I find at my age, the worst thing you can do is waste my time and waste my energy. Because yes… I’ve got shit to do! I believe a relationship should be mutually […]

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7 REASONS I CAN’T LIVE WITHOUT CATS

Cats…the more, the better! …within reason, of course.  I don’t know what I would do without my furry friends, especially during stressful times. When I moved to Boston I brought Merlin and Rosemary Clooney with me. Merlin was 15 years-old, I had him for about eleven years, and he was devoted to me.

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I LOVE BOOKS

I mean it. I really love books. I have books in every room in my apartment… Except the bathroom, it’s too small. When I walk into a bookstore, I inhale the way people do when they walk into a bakery. My heart beats a little faster, I get warm. This is all very normal. It […]

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NEW LOVE & NEW FOOD IN SOMERVILLE

They say you need to get rid of the junk, the clutter, in order to make space for something better. Time and again this has proven true in my life. I donated a bag of clothes to charity, and then found the perfect sweater at half price. A relationship that seemed promising ended abruptly (oh […]

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NEW HAMPSHIRE, A DINER & A BOY…

Thanks to a boy I had a bittersweet introduction to lovely New Hampshire this autumn. Between the boy and the environs, well, this city girl was considering the rural life. It was just so beautiful. Peaceful. Bucolic. And him. “How could anyone have ever let you go?” he said.

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