Category Archives: Something else

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10/01/11: shana tova

A friend reminded me it was Rosh Hashanah by inviting me to dinner. She made a brisket and I made a honey cake. We said the blessings. We dipped challah and apples into honey and offered wishes for a good … Continue reading

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9/5/11: a quiz

Do you believe in the uniqueness of persons? Do you think cats have souls? What about ants? What is the difference between morality and ethics? Do you have any unshakable beliefs? Have you ever considered suicide? Do you tell lies … Continue reading

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6/27/11: do you need a mental health advance directive?

After thinking more about the woman who died of starvation and hypothermia after being discharged from a mental hospital (see my prior blog), I did a little research on mental health advance directives (MHADs). In her case, I don’t see … Continue reading

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6/03/11: Category is …

Does anyone remember playing clapping games, or am I aging myself again? On long lazy summer days, we played outside until it got dark, big neighborhood games like kickball or tag, but more often girl-games—hopscotch, jacks, ten-up, double-dutch, hula-hoop, and … Continue reading

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6/02/11: in which the blogger thinks about what to blog about

I’m a bit between sixes and sevens about how make writing a daily blog workable. How to structure daily writing so that I don’t have to snatch at floating thoughts or dig deep into my psyche in order to determine … Continue reading

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6/01/11: in which poets considers aging

Do whatever it is you’d like to do. Be quick. —D.A. Powell Each morning, a poem arrives in my box from Poem-A-Day. Today the poem was “Almost Sixty” by Jim Moore, in which he says,  No, I don’t know the way … Continue reading

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5/31/11: what I dream

I dream mainly in words these days. I frequently dream that I am writing a letter or answering an email that I have received during my waking day. Some days, when I receive an email, I wait until the next day … Continue reading

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