Category Archives: stress

The Best Things

The Best Things in Life?
Divorce at the end of a long marriage: Not one of them. But that’s the thing that’s going on in my life right now. Working my way through it is, for one thing, making me think about what those fabled “best things” are. And why they matter. Continue reading

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Top Ten Countdown: What I Learned This Year From Breast Cancer

Two breasts. Two cancers. What can you do but start with a party? And go on from there. One giant step at a time. Continue reading

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Living in the Vast Maybe

Nothing in this world is certain. And I think we need a name for that. Continue reading

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Wading Barefoot

Waist Deep in the Big Muddy. Remember that? It’s the refrain of a song Pete Seeger wrote in 1967 and sang a few months later on the Smothers Brothers show. CBS, the network on which the show was broadcast, objected to the … Continue reading

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wonderful

I don’t usually talk about this, but thinking up scary things is one of my special talents. No matter what happens, I can always imagine something worse. I don’t have to try. Fear just comes naturally to me. You might … Continue reading

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