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I love to connect with my readers, and in my monthly newsletter, I share my thoughts, updates about events, a discussion of what I've been reading, stories from life in Connecticut, and much more. Feel free to browse my past newsletters and stop by at the beginning of each month to read my latest note to you.

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In the garden amid the hydrangeas, photographed by my neighbor and friend Charlie.

August 2020

8/1/2020

I love you. Happy August!

Before I leap fully ahead into anticipating this final month of summer, I want to pause and dwell on some of the joys of July 2020.

My good friend Kerri came for a heart-to-heart visit, one on one, face to face. Because of my being extra cautious to stay safe and healthy, she drove down from New Hampshire just for the day. We had to pack a wallop in our time alone together because her last visit was September 25. We were celebrating “Empty and Be Full,” as I wrote you after her awesome visit marking the anniversary of Peter’s death.

At the end of September 2019, we had no thoughts about a new contagious virus that would turn the world inside out and upside down. Between that visit and our July reunion, so much has changed. Seated in the garden with masks, we ...

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December 2005

12/1/2005

November began in Decatur, Alabama, where I spoke at an upbeat Junior League event about Time Alive. I never expected that I would feel this book is my favorite, but, without exception, Time Alive and its message are most important to me. I love being given the opportunity to talk ...

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November 2005

11/1/2005

I write this newsletter post-Hurricane Wilma. Wherever we live, we all suffer when anyone else does. Peter and I were in Palm Beach when this slow-moving, dangerous hurricane progressed from a category 2 to a category 5 hurricane. Fortunately, we were able to evacuate, along with thousands of worried people ...

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October 2005

10/1/2005

Let me begin by telling you that at the end of August each year, my assistant, Sharon, goes on vacation for ten days with her husband and their three teen-aged daughters. Sharon is loyal, faithful and hard working; the end of August is her time to be alone with her ...

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September 2005

9/1/2005

Can you believe the song of September is upon us? This has been eh most glorious productive and happy summer I can remember. I hope you are feeling glad to greet the fall season after an expansive summer.

The greatest gift to Peter and me has been to be in ...

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August 2005

8/1/2005

Peter and I spent 31 days at the cottage without budging. This has been the most sublime July of our lives. We were able to establish a rhythm where I wrote every morning, then we’d go for a walk, have lunch, do some errands, go back to the cottage ...

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July 2005

7/1/2005

I’m sitting on an old wobbly prayer bench in our tiny garden overlooking the harbor. I have a green and blue striped beach umbrella stuck in the soil of the ivy so I won’t be in the sun. I’m intoxicated by the quiet, the beauty, the sound ...

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June 2005

6/1/2005

We’re happy to announce the dates for our fall 2005 Happiness Weekend at the Stonington Inn. We couldn’t have one last year because after going to Washington to the National Book Festival, I was on the book tour all fall, nonstop. This year I want a break in ...

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May 2005

5/1/2005

April brought warmer summer days that caused spring to burst forth in bloom. We were in Washington visiting our grandchildren the weekend of the Cherry Blossom Festival. New York’s Central Park is enchanted with flowering trees shedding petals on brides and their wedding parties. Stonington Village has forsythia in ...

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April 2005

4/1/2005


Happy April! How blessed we all are to anticipate the flowers blooming, the grass greening and the light of the sun to cheer us and extend our days. I think we had to have a late March snowstorm in order to fully appreciate the exuberance of spring.

We came to ...

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Mar 2005

3/1/2005

February was a spectacular month full of love, happiness and good news. Peter and I were with our grandchildren for Valentines’ Day. We made valentines and baked cookies. Nicholas and Anna go to preschool, where I was able to experience their glee as they danced, sang, did art projects and ...

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Feb 2005

2/1/2005

I’m in the habit of celebrating the entire month for a birthday or anniversary. Life is too short not to extend the joy in all directions. I feel the same way about the entire month of February. Let’s spend each day focusing on love – who we love, who ...

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January 2005

1/1/2005


Cheers to a vitally happy New Year! I have such a good feeling about the gift of this new year, 2005. I love beginnings, having a fresh start. I hope you are excited about all the possibilities for the unfolding of these next twelve exciting months.

A friend and I ...

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I love to connect with my readers, and in my monthly newsletter, I share my thoughts, updates about events, a discussion of what I've been reading, stories from life in Connecticut, and much more. Feel free to browse my past newsletters and stop by at the beginning of each month to read my latest note to you.