Archives for February 2020

Family Tree

General/Column February 24, 2020

The neighbors kindly do not mention the raw intimacyof our bushes. The two shrub clumps were meant to marklimits, to…

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Piecework

General/Column February 24, 2020

This is the taskI’ve set myselfwith a rainbowof fat quarters—those sections of fabric cut wide for quilters —and yardsof muslin,steady…

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A Working Mother’s Distress

General/Column February 24, 2020

I bend down to kiss her rose petal cheeksbefore I pick up my handbag and laptop on my way to…

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Now I Let You Go

General/Column February 24, 2020

As if the umbilical chordis snipped again and again—weeping in an echoing stairwell at Logan Airport after he disappearsinto the shadows of the…

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