Category Archives: Health

The “WHOMP!” Factor

And what do I mean by the “WHOMP!” factor? Well, for Downton Abbey watchers, it was the episode just before last in Season 3, when Lady Sybil, in the throes of childbirth, suddenly began to exhibit symptoms of eclampsia and … Continue reading

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To Keep the Feast —

When I first took up painting still lifes, it was Cezanne’s apples and oranges that were my ideal and inspiration.  They were an A-B-C for me: they radiate assurance, boldness, confidence and courage. Wouldn’t you think, looking at Cezanne’s every painting, … Continue reading

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The Medicine of the World —

Usually my Touch2Touch posts develop from a thought, a quote, a poem, an event. This time, though, I just want to share an image with you. Nothing profound or significant, just an image of a brick wall. I took this … Continue reading

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HEART VOICES

I was going to give you a springtime post of the glorious flowers on display at the recent Mount Holyoke Bulb Show, wonders of nature if there ever were such. But they’ve been preempted by another wonder of nature, not … Continue reading

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MATTERS OF THE HEART: A Life and Death Valentine

Yes, I’m back after a month of adventures, and not just back, but I’m a woman on a mission — a matter of life and death. It’s February, month of Valentines and hearts, and here’s a quick pop quiz for … Continue reading

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INJURY

Alas — Whether it’s torn muscles or an RSI or what, is not clear. But I’m out of action for at least the next several days. (Hopefully not more.) I can’t type enough to post, nor to post comments on … Continue reading

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A Christmas Story — Kind Of

WordPress, which is this blog host, has been running a weekly photo challenge with a theme to jog bloggers’ imaginations. This week’s theme is Self-Portrait.  Since I’m allergic to having my picture taken (even by me), most of my responses … Continue reading

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