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Katey Lee
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A Writer Edits Her Own Life #2
My desk in Charlottesville, VA The final editing of a book -- sometimes called "killing your baby" -- is i ndeed a ruthless process. That phrase you love? Cut it. The cozy word which adds really nothing to your sentence? Delete. My recent radical downsizing...
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Editing Your Own Life #1
Ricky Skaggs, Sharon White, Ry Cooder  The other night I was at a Ricky Skaggs/Ry Cooder/White Family gig east of the Blue Ridge in Charlottesville, VA. The vibe was religious revival, the songs a mix of Gospel, folk, bluegrass -- and Grand Ole Opry, especi...
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Otters, a toad and a badger
The Otter Place at CuriOdyssey , San Mateo, CA  Some of you will see where this is going from the title of this post.  Backing up: I am in the middle of this family  Experiment in Multi-Generational Living out here in California (you go "out" west and "back...
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An Experiment in Multi-Generational Living
San Carlos, CA: T-Ball Team Photo Day This year was a dark, cold, snowy, miserable, endless no-good winter in the eastern United States. It was even the worst in living memory in the mountains of Virginia where I live most of the time. So bad, it was ridicu...
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My 5 (6) Best Blogs of 2014
Before we reach the end of January, 2015, here are some of the most popular NEW BEST FRIENDS FOREVER posts from 2014. Note to self: write more of them in 2015! The word these days is that doing so-called expressive writing helps keep you sane and happy. Let...
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Laundry New Best Friend
My favorite T-shirt We need backup teams to get through this life. What I call my Life Management Team is the lawyer, internist, dentist, therapist, mechanic, financial advisor (if we're so lucky to need one), handyman, manicurist, pest control guy, coloris...
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Conceal Everything
It's almost the end of silly season, mid-August, 2014. But this summer has been anything but silly. It's been nonstop terrifying. Gaza, Ukraine, Syria, Iraq, Isis, US-Mexico border. Ebola and, now, Robin Williams gone too soon. There's more, but I don't wan...
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Unexpected Friends
What is the matter with Mary Jane? I've been thinking a lot lately about how friends emerge in unexpected ways. Someone you've always thought of in one dimension -- a person who was an adult when you were a child, and the opposite -- can suddenly look new a...
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The Perfect Flower
My Virginia house: Looking south, toward the Chessie Trail & the Maury River I'm not much of a gardener. At all. I say that so you don't get any idea that I'm one of those people who make things grow in the dirt and that this will be one more blog post abou...
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Ah, Rhubarb!
My Rhubarb Shake Rhubarb is an acquired taste, so they tell me. But the odd-looking stalky red vegetable with its tart taste was a Proustian element of my childhood. My mother's party piece dessert was a rhubarb pie, legend in our family. If you brought a b...
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