Tag Archives: Pablo Neruda

When My Own Words Fail Me

I am leaving in a few hours to fly out to Los Angeles to visit two of my sons, one who lives there and one who has been interning there all summer.  I am more than a little excited to … Continue reading

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From Driving Miss Daisy to Cruising with Pablo

The summer before I turned 16 my gearhead dad brought home a car for me–a 1971 442 Cutlass convertible, royal blue with white hood scoops, white pinstripes and white interior–and with a monster 455 engine under the hood.  In my … Continue reading

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Surrounded by Beauty, Consumed by Joy: My Visit to the U.S. Botanic Garden

Flower If you lean closer to learn how water climbs into a Flower You will hear the Moon sing in the Night of Roots. –Pablo Neruda Simple pleasures . . . a kind word from a friend, a heart-felt compliment from a loved one, … Continue reading

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Hey, 2012: Come Meet Your Master

Bleary-eyed and bone-weary, I sit watching the remaining minutes of 2011 slowly ticking away as I anxiously await the arrival of 2012, more affectionately known as “MY year,” the end of my beginning.  This is the year I bid a … Continue reading

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