Category Archives: Friends

A Pretty Good Deal

Tweet Hello Dear Friends, Today I was meeting with my friendly used-car dealer, since my beloved Honda, Hi-Ho Silver, is beginning to fail. She’s twelve years old, and has gotten me through some of the toughest times of my life. … Continue reading

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Table for One

Tweet February 14th, 2012 Seventeen Months After the Fire Dear Friends, It’s February 14th, and this morning I woke up with my little dog Nellie snuggled up next to me, warm and cozy.  I rolled over and looked at her … Continue reading

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Happy Camp

Tweet August 11, 2011 Last week I was at brunch with some friends and had a little meltdown, right there at the table. With the one-year anniversary of the fire fast approaching, my stress level has gotten over the top. … Continue reading

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Seed and Straw

Tweet May 20th, 2011 Eight and a Half Months Since the Fire Dear Friends, I finished re-seeding my land today, and I’m exhausted. Nellie is stretched out beside me, so tired that she can barely lift up her head. Every … Continue reading

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Migration

Tweet May 1st, 2011 Eight Months Since the Fire Hello Friends, Today is my last day in my little cottage in Chautauqua. We’re moving to a temporary rental for the summer, and then are lucky enough to be moving back … Continue reading

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Disastrous Times

Tweet March 22nd, 2011 Six and a Half Months Since the Fire Dear Friends, There are fires burning all over Colorado today. About ten miles away, the Indian Gulch fire is still out of control, and has consumed 1,200 acres … Continue reading

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A Funeral For My House

Tweet March 17th, 2011 Six Months After the Fire Hello Dear Friends, I’m planning a funeral for my house. I know, another woo-woo Boulder thing, but I’ve been thinking about it ever since the house burned down. I’ve been picturing … Continue reading

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The Nature of Impermanence

Tweet (or, “Impermanence Sucks”) February 25, 2011 Nearly Six Months After the Fire Hello Dear Friends, Tonight at dinner I saw my friend Sandy, who asked, “Hey, do you still want us to give you candles for your birthday?” I … Continue reading

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Food is Love

Tweet About a week after my house burned down, my friend Anne, who is in her 70’s, showed up on the doorstep of my rented cottage, her arms full of groceries. She marched right into the kitchen and began unloading … Continue reading

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Home for the Holidays

Tweet January 7th, 2011 Four Months Since the Fire Hello Friends, and Happy New Year! Nellie and I are curled up on the couch, enjoying a quiet evening by the light of our little Christmas tree. It was a quiet … Continue reading

Posted in Chautauqua, Friends, Good Moments, Nellie the Dog | 4 Comments