Tag Archives: Elvis Costello

Semaphore and Gibberish

We’re at the second to the last vegetable box for the season which almost prompts me to ask, “where has the time gone?” However, I’ve spent almost every post bemoaning my own procrastination and sluggishness, and I know, on my … Continue reading

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Meet Elvis.

See these people? These sweaty, wonderful, generous people? This is my GRIT team. My gym family. The people who put up with my truly juvenile humor, my aging and creaky bones, and my often tenuous grasp on choreography. The people … Continue reading

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Cerebral Tapas

Catching up (again) with two boxes on which to report. Frankly, I delayed posting on the penultimate box because I had neither a culinary, literary, nor emotional trope to conjoin the produce with the workings of my head. I’m in the same boat … Continue reading

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Plans, schmans

I love a list. A list promises forward movement, improvement, goals to achieve. So, when the Unit left for five weeks abroad at the end of June, I sat at my desk, gel pen in hand, and put to paper … Continue reading

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A Balancing Act

First off, I thank all of you who expressed so much concern for the cats and me after the last post. I have been overwhelmed with words, prayers, and gestures of kindness. I always prided myself on my choice of … Continue reading

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Knish Just Got Real

Last November, I declared the oncoming season “The Winter of the Knish.” Little did I comprehend at that time how seriously this knish-worthy winter would kick my tuchis: the coldest February on record and ungodly amounts of snow have rendered … Continue reading

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A Good Year for the Roses: Revisiting Portland, Part 1

Apologies in advance for the length of this one. If you want to skip to the present, the history lesson ends about halfway through, right about the time we hit Echo and the Bunnymen. In 1992, new Brown PhD in hand, Jay received … Continue reading

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Beyond Belief: Love and 26.2 Miles

For two weeks leading up to the Portland (Maine) Marathon, I tried to diminish every well-wisher’s expectations. Conversations went something like this: Well-wisher 1: Oh, wow! You’re running a marathon? That’s great! Me: If it rains, I’m only doing the … Continue reading

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Noodling Around

With the year of meat behind me, I approached 2012 looking for a new culinary challenge. Since I don’t have storage space for sides of beef or pork, large scale butchery was out, and since I don’t have the parenting … Continue reading

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