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emily marie
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There Be Dragons
Dear Readers, you may know that I do not write for a living.  At least not all my living.  My style writing and other contributions, paid writing, etc. have never filled the coffers completely and so I must have a full-time job at all times.  That job is in...

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There Be Dragons
Dear Readers, you may know that I do not write for a living.  At least not all my living.  My style writing and other contributions, paid writing, etc. have never filled the coffers completely and so I must have a full-time job at all times.  That job is in...

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The Three Graces
Recently, I received a text from my first childhood friend which accompanied the picture above.  "I saw this at the Smithsonian today and thought of us", was all she wrote.  The lovely soft green painting of three women strolling at dusk is by Thomas Wilmer...

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Mute and Elegant Testimony
My pretty mother wore a grey vertical striped shirtwaist dress the day she brought my little brother home from the hospital.  As she knelt down with her tender white bundle, the skirt of her dress ballooned over her knees like an upside down tulip.  I know ...

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In January
There are so many things I wanted to write about in January.  I really intended to tell you about the quintessential snowy New England weekend I had many years ago at a lovely brick manor house in the middle of the woods in western Massachusetts.  But then ...

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Bird On A Wire
Ever since I visited the Warner House in Portsmouth, New Hampshire a few years back and saw the evocative portrait of Polly Warner, I've been intrigued with 18th and 19th century paintings of women with birds.  And there are plenty of them. In art, women ar...

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The Color Inside My World
Yesterday the color was snow.  White and pristine, missing at Christmas but present for my daughter's birthday on Epiphany, an equally holy day for me, in more ways than one.  We took the train to Boston along with my sister in icy cold air and soft flurrie...

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A Crystalline January
"Your holiday guests have departed and the house at last, is still.  A piano sonata is gently tinkling from the stereo and the fragrance of flowers fills the air.  A fire simmers in the grate... You wander upstairs to draw a soothing scented bath.  A thick ...

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A Sister's New Year
The new year beckoned all week and finally arrived right on schedule.  My friend Patty, a closet astrologist kept telling me all through December that things would be changing in 2017.  So many people seemed happy to see the backside of 2016. Last night I w...

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On the Twelfth Day of a Feminine Christmas
This young woman reminds me of a Grace Livingston Hill heroine.  Maybe it's because of the lovely church in the background.  Grace's protagonists were all believers.  If the old Victoria magazine had lasted long enough, I'm sure it would have found Livingst...
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