Category Archives: Memories


The ninth grade at Her­bert Hoover Junior High School in Long Beach, Cal­i­for­nia began with a minor tri­umph. I was assigned Fea­tures Edi­tor for the school news­pa­per, The Scotty Scroll—a name that com­ple­mented our High­landers school theme. Advanced Jour­nal­ism pro­duced … Con­tinue read­ing

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Year Two: Day 255 – A Decade + 1 Year

Today is Sep­tem­ber 11th, 2012, the 255th Day of the Year. This is the 11th year since the attacks on the 11th day of Sep­tem­ber in 2001. In Man­hat­tan the day began in a rou­tine way, the way week­days begin here, but … Con­tinue read­ing


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TODAY IS THE 333rd day of the Year

In a time known I was mar­ried to a math­e­mati­cian.  It was an odd choice for both of us because I still use my fin­gers to add when hav­ing an anx­i­ety attack. I’m sure it was chal­leng­ing for both of us! … Con­tinue read­ing


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Day 144: On The Terrace Alone, With My Good Friends

The 144th day of 2011   “We read to know we are not alone.” C.S. Lewis   Books make me happy.  They com­fort me as well as inform and enter­tain.  I think of them as com­pan­ions, best friends.  Some are old friends … Con­tinue read­ing


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