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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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Dec 2009

12/1/2009


Our vacation visit to our favorite island was magical. Bermuda is beautiful wherever the eye feasts its glance. Spending hours at a time gazing at the turquoise water, the pink coral sand and the purple-blue sky brought great delight and opened oceans of good memories. Peter has a longer history ...

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November 2009

11/1/2009

What happened to the month of October? I haven’t found a way to slow down time. Every Monday evening when we put out our items to be recycled it feels as though we do this once-a-week ritual every day. I set a kitchen timer to log in every hour ...

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October 2009

10/1/2009

September is my favorite month for many good reasons. Our daughter was born in September, and Peter and I fell in love. Our favorite song, "Try to remember that day in September ... deep in December ... and follow, follow, follow."

We weren't disappointed. The entire month had a magical quality ...

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September 2009

9/1/2009


Where did the summer go? How can it be September? Even “endless summer” has an end. The difference between August and September is always the most important transition for me, a throw back from going back to school. Now our grandchildren are switching gears from summer camp and salty-air beach ...

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August 2009

8/1/2009


July has been a most wonderful month, beginning when our granddaughter Cooper fell in love with Stonington; the beach, the garden and flowers, the birds and seagulls, the salt sea air, her nursery and the cottage. Brooke, Cooper and Tony came for July 4th celebrations and vacationed in the cottage ...

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July 2009

7/1/2009

Peter and I enjoyed a quiet June, joyfully interrupted by a trip to New York City for a family reunion – ten of us plus Homer, the 80-pound German Sheppard. We had four days of being together, singing in the rain, enjoying delicious meals, celebrating Father’s Day, walking around Central ...

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June 2009

6/1/2009

Peter and I ended up celebrating our 35th anniversary quietly at home in our cottage. Because Peter’s spring flu lingered, we decided to postpone Paris until a more appropriate time. Life wherever we are is a blessing, and in our case, the month of May in Stonington has been ...

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May 2009

5/1/2009

Some people think April is the cruelest month. After a long harsh winter, we all get our hopes up and long for spring to burst. Spring always does come but on its own terms.

While we were trying to finish the outside of our house we had raw, cold rainy ...

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April 2009

4/1/2009


Spring is here. This is not an April Fool’s joke.
The snowdrops are everywhere, the crocus are popping up from brown garden corners, and the daffodils are blooming. For so many of you who have warmer climates, we New Englanders have had a long, cold, windy, snowy, icey winter ...

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March 2009

3/1/2009

My long-time spiritual advisor and close friend, John Bowen Coburn, who married Peter and me 35 years ago this May, had a motto he lives by: “You never know.” I’m certain that rings true for you.

On Tuesday February 10th, my new book Things Good Mothers Know officially went ...

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January 2009

1/1/2009


Happy New Year! Happy continued season of love. With the holidays behind us and Valentine’s Day upon us, this is an excellent opportunity for us to spend some thoughtful time to reflect on love. Peter and I are spending the whole month of February to dwell on our deep ...

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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.