Monthly Archives: January 2016

Always moving on?

Husband and I, two teenagers, one pre-schooler and one as-yet-unborn. In 1977 we all squeezed into a 1971 VW camper and set off for a coast to coast camping trip from the SF Bay area to New Haven, where we … Continue reading

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Visions for the Future

As I am currently in California, which has been in a state of severe drought for several years, 2020:Visions for the Central Valley, edited by Amy Moffatt, interested me. This year is, I thankfully report, wet and snowy (snow means water … Continue reading

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War is hell. On the Home Front too.

My father served in WWII in the RAF, though he spent most of his years there as a navigation instructor, not in combat. He was posted to North Africa. I think that for the rest of his life he missed … Continue reading

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The universality of human experience

Two books have been with me for the last few days; Jhumpa Lahiri’s  Unremembered Earth, and Soy Sauce for Beginners, by a newer writer, Kirstin Chen.  One is by a woman from Singapore’s culture, and the other from India -Bengali … Continue reading

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