Category Archives: People

Maya Angelou: A Personal Memory

 When I was a grad student at the University of Colorado at Boulder, Maya Angelou came to town one wintry evening in February to read at Macky Auditorium. I was dirt poor at the time, raising a son on a … Continue reading

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Daily Dose of Beautiful 1

Just in case you’re involved in something utterly mediocre, trivial, and frustrating, here’s something that might pick you up. Turn up the volume:  

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Colonoscopy? A Breeze

                                                                                                                                                           Did I dread it? You betcha. On top of it, they’d given me a schedule for the middle of December, speak right before Christmas. Definitely the wrong time to undergo a colonoscopy. But I, medical wimp that I am, told … Continue reading

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Hildegard von Bingen at Disibodenberg

  Sometimes, things touch you and move you more than you expect, and I didn’t expect being deeply moved. I stood on top of a mountain, at the entrance to a vast field of ruin, that is, a park that … Continue reading

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Diary of a Naive, The Novel

  September 10 Dear Adam, By the time you read this, I will be in Venice. There is no casserole in the oven. Smart as you are, I’m sure you can figure out how to cook dinner. The ironing is … Continue reading

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