January 10, 2017 (Tuesday)

January 9, 2018

Wow, it’s Tuesday. I wasn’t sure what to write at first, thought it was Monday or something. W. is still sick, staying home today, too. I like not having to rush in the mornings, but it also gives me a taste of what “retirement” might be like. Basically, don’t ever “retire.” It’s death. Readying for […]

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January 9, 2017 (Monday)

January 8, 2018

Arctic. Cold. Dry. Frost on the inside of window panes that aren’t doubled. We have three windows like that, and each year I think, “We really should do something about it.” Two are very small windows, with leaded glass panes. The third is trickier: staircase window, arched, and rather large. A solid storm door on […]

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January 8, 2017 (Sunday)

January 7, 2018

All is white – or mostly – in bright sunshine, the heat of which is already melting rooftop snow while an occasional wind gust shakes it off snow-laden branches. Poof, another batch loosens, and as it falls, it disperses once again into many individual flakes. United we clump, divided we fall? I went out last […]

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January 7, 2017 (Saturday)

January 6, 2018

It’s actually already past 11:30am. Although we’ve been up for hours, I’m only now getting around to the usual routine of meditation, writing. So many things occupying the mind this morning. First, after a night of sleeping badly, we got up at 6:30. A. had already been up since 6, was ready to go. We […]

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January 6, 2017 (Friday)

January 5, 2018

What do the Christians call this day? Epiphany? It’s a word that now always makes me think of “apostrophe” (Smee, speaking to Hook). Not much of an epiphany this morning, except that W. opted to work from home – which is great because it’s snowing like crazy. I awoke with a feeling that my forehead […]

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January 5, 2017 (Thursday)

January 4, 2018

Today during meditation (still on Relationships), the question (unbidden) arose in my mind, What is the difference between love and pride? Answers, if not the answer, may be obvious, but consider the question. My focus was on E. I began to feel, as “squirrel mind” jumped around, that the feeling of love and ease was […]

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January 4, 2017 (Wednesday)

January 3, 2018

Another one of those rush-and-tear mornings, up at 6:40. Small mercies: it’s chilly out, but not freezing. By the end of the week it will already be quite different. On Saturday we have to get out early to take A. to Logan Airport. I’m reading Designing Your Life by Bill Burnett and Dave Evans. It’s […]

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January 3, 2017 (Tuesday)

January 2, 2018

These are not first–(or almost-first)-thing morning pages today, and this feels like Monday, which in a sense it is as yesterday was a holiday while today it was up at 6:30 and at ’em. Not feeling too well, seem really to be coming down with a cold. Feeling overwhelmed, somehow. Have things to do, don’t […]

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January 2, 2017 (Monday)

January 1, 2018

Woke up with a sore throat this morning. Heaven help me if I’m getting that awful cold A. is at long last getting over. Oh well. Trying not to feel all “January” here, but I have to admit, it’s not my favorite time of year, or favorite month. At all. Head down, get through it… […]

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January 1, 2017 (Sunday)

December 31, 2017

I’m glad of the fact – is that an acceptable turn of phrase? – that my first instance of writing the date 2017 is here, in the morning pages. I can be consistent, I can stick with something. And it’s always up to me to stay consistent, to keep on, in spite of a lifelong, […]

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