Tag Archives: Life and Death

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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The Way It Is in the Winter of the Soul —

Almost February, the nadir of the year (according to me). Even though the light has begun returning, it is still a dark time, cold, snowy, gray when it isn’t black. My head tells me that, underneath the snowy blanket outside, … Continue reading

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Sailing on a Ship of Thought

We’re all familiar with the phrase, a “train of thought.” To follow our thoughts wherever they lead, without worrying about consistency or logic. That’s what I found myself doing this morning when I was brushing my teeth, but — considering … Continue reading

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A Wonder and a Delight —-

  Back in 1930 Edith Hamilton wrote in her classic, The Greek Way: “The Greeks were not the victims of depression. Greek literature is not done in gray or with a low palette. It is all black and shining white or … Continue reading

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