The Nature of Forgiveness

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The picture of mothering grey

I am 56 years’ old today and recently considered dying my black hair a fashionable grey. That midlife double bluff where people think we…

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On boy bands and gift horses

I went to see a boy band this week. That’s it then, Fargo, I thought, the last bastion of the middle-aged widow: watching a…

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A question of legacy

As reading material goes, I’m not big on biographies or memoirs. (The exception so far to my rule is ‘The Glass House’ by Jeanette Walls.)…

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If that fat bird can do it…

I hate pigeons. In my girlhood, someone told me these birds carry 52 communicable diseases. Since that was over 25 years ago, God only…

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We’re all stories in the end

Eight years’ ago, Bronnie died and it is something my youngest daughter Morgan said recently which informs my thoughts today. She and her brother recently met…


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