A Familiar College Visit

Can you go back? To college, that is. I loved college. My daughter Tara is now a junior at my alma mater, University of Dayton; my other daughter Devon is going to attend UD in the fall. I feel lucky to often visit this school that offered me so many opportunities, helped shape my adult …

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Early springtime haiku

Glorious sunshine today, quickly melting snow, ferocious warm wind.  Here is a haiku I wrote while walking my dog. Tumbleweed circles Papers escape with proud wind Joyous springtime flight. C 3/7-- I just realized the opening of this post is ALMOST a haiku--but not quite as good as the one above. Here it is with …

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Chicago Morn

A fabulous Sunday morning with stellar blue skies, Lake Michigan sparkling in the sun, flowering trees lining Millenium Park, Chicago is THE best city to be in.  Bob and I enjoyed a 1 1/2 hour bike ride yesterday--no kids, no schedule, no plans.  A rarity.  Boy, it brought back memories of riding my bike to work …

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Rainy Day Sunday

Our weekends during soccer season are full of driving, directions, yelling, hoping, sitting, winning and losing.  But they are busy.  It rained hard almost all day yesterday, thunderstorms last night, and today we woke up again to cold drops pouring by the bucketful from the sky.  So those calls that game one-then game two-then game …

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Zac and Robin

Thwack! Thud! Chrrrrrrrrrp. Thunk! Those are the sounds of Robin, who has been repeatedly barreling in to our window, in a desperate attempt to get inside our home, to build her nest or roost in the kitchen or play the Wii, I am not sure which. It has been three weeks since this confused bird has …

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Spring Tease

We who live in the land of all-four-seasons have one day we look forward to all winter--the first day the air hints of spring, the sky egg shell blue, warming winds drying the winter-brown grass.  You can't appreciate this day in the tropics, the dessert, the southwest. On that day--today---we pull out our bikes and golf …

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