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In our early years my husband and I had a standard patter: “I love you.” “I love you more.” Perhaps then it was a playful kind of one-upmanship, but now it just makes me think of how relationships go. It seems a given in any relationship – each partner thinks they do more, work harder, […]

Rehab for One and All

I haven’t read the books yet, but I sense my discomfort with letting go. My certainties that I can help, that I know at least some of the answers, and that everyone and everything depends on me, are each a hindrance in our new situation.  We are breaking ground in new territory and it’s going […]

Think Globally, Act Locally!

I’m struggling with this whole “global responsibility” thing. I struggle all year but  bog down during the Holidays.  Sometimes the sense of what I should do exhausts me and I fail to accomplish simple tasks.  I am worn down with preoccupation about children far away from me and don’t make it to the library to […]