Monthly Archives: July 2017

Tea Makes Me Happy

Tea is a ritual and destination every morning. Brewing tea is a moving and sensory meditation. It wakes me up and gets the day going. The tea shelf hosts several orderly and labeled cans (from recycled Zabar’s tea cans) and … Continue reading

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Lollipop’s last licks

My mom’s father, Pop Barney, died when I was ten. More memorable than his sweet smile and cigars were the the Charm’s or Tootsie Roll lollipops he gave us on visits. His status as a Depression-era Brooklyn candy store owner … Continue reading

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Soil Engineer

I once met a soil engineer. I don’t remember what he did, but it sounded important. He gets his hands dirty and saves the earth. I throw a few seeds in the soil and watch them scatter, hoping they will … Continue reading

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Edible with caution

Just because something is edible doesn’t mean you should eat it. Which is why at a young age, after my mom put a tongue (as in cow) out for lunch, I swore I’d become a vegetarian (which I did, in … Continue reading

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I’ll have the Vente…not

Okay, I try not to rant (too often), but this one has been showing up a lot. People who say things like “I’ll only take a minute of your time” or “I’m not selling anything.” They are. Worse, friends or … Continue reading

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Savor, pour favor

https://dailypost.wordpress.com/prompts/savor Today’s word, savor, is delicious and slow. I savor brewing tea, sipping it, and thinking about when I can take another tea break. I savor an experience long after it is over. To savor a flavor is to discern … Continue reading

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Bumble Up, Stumble On

https://dailypost.wordpress.com/prompts/ Daily prompt is “Bumble.” Whereas to bumble implies a spinning around and upward turn, to stumble may mean to fall down and get up again. To bumble and stumble is like joining the magical, optimistic world of a teetering … Continue reading

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