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December 13, 2016

My Christmas Reprise

The end of another lightening fast year.  A lot more silver threads among the gold (not that my hair was gold). My skin, doughier and slipping its mooring. My drooping left eyelid and the drooping left side of my lip are more and more…well, droopy.  And so another Christmas, my 62nd or 63rd. And once […]

May 08, 2015

Too much

After my recent tour with Cindy Church, I repeatedly heard that I should keep up my blog. I seldom get a response, so I figured: why keep doing it? Seems self-indulgent. But, I’m willing to try again. So…what’s been going on? Our tour was great. Several sold-out houses and really great audiences.We’re looking forward to a reprise […]

June 20, 2014

Tests

I miss the loves ones I’ve lost. I recall my mother asking in reference to my youngest sister, now gone these three years: does she miss me like I miss her? Her other question: how big is heaven? Unanswerable. And now I ask, in reference to my mother, now gone a year: does she miss me like I […]

May 22, 2014

Makes sense

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July 03, 2013

Remembering Jane

I’m thinking of my sister Jane who would have been 51 today. And, of course, I think of my mum. Both gone. Both missed.

June 12, 2013

Grief is a hunting cat

I’m returning from a great mystery that somehow involves the heaven and earth, belief and non-belief, proof and disproof..and a thousand other paradoxes. Some are ineffable, but they all swirl around loss. As personal, as individual as is loss, it runs through all our lives. My cat sleeps most of the day in the city but […]

May 13, 2013

Proof of Heaven

Anybody have it? Please send it along to me. Thanks. sc  

July 03, 2012

Remembering the day

Today my youngest sister would have turned 50. I remember her – so recently with us – with love and wonder.

January 25, 2011

Thanks

Just a quick thanks to everyone who contacted my on my birthday. Especially nice as I don’t list it on Facebook, so I know those of you who wrote or called actually remembered. I saw a picture of myself with JP Cormier in which I look about 75 years old. I think JP (whose birthday […]

January 02, 2011

Last year in review – abridged

After being gently chastised for not blogging regularly, I have committed to, at least, trying to keep with it. I can’t resolve to do it because I so often fail to stay faithful to resolutions. And, who knows what great distractions will sway me? What I can do is recollect the past year. My calendar […]