Yearly Archives: 2020

In the Bleak Midwinter – Christmas 2020

Photo: by Janet Small – Nativity Arrangement by Our Grandchildren Yet it was you who took me from the womb; you kept me safe on my mother’s breast. On you I was cast from my birth, and since my mother

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Keeping a Journal or Diary

A Life of One’s Own: Part FiveI’ve been writing a series of essays based on Marion Milner’s book A Life of One’s Own1. Milner was a British Psychoanalyst. She lived from February 1, 1900 to May 29, 1998. When Milner was

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What You See Is What You Get

Annie Dillard’s Pilgrim at Tinker Creek sits with just a few other books as my favorites — my Mount Rushmore of books so to speak. It’s one of those books I can pick up and start reading and simultaneously feel

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Life by Experiment

A Life of One’s Own: Part 4For what is really easy, as I found, is to blind one’s eyes to what one really likes, to drift into accepting one’s wants ready-made from other people, and to evade the continual day

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Something’s the Matter

A Life of One’s Own: Part 3In my two previous posts, I’ve noted one of the most influential books in my life is Marion Milner’s A Life of One’s Own1. Milner was a British Psychoanalyst. She lived from February 1, 1900 to

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