Monthly Archives: May 2013

When being a parent hurts your heart

When I found out that I was pregnant with my firstborn, a good friend sent me a beautifully written essay that she had copied from a magazine.  I still have it in my son’s baby book.  The author recounted a … Continue reading

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Before I die, I shall eat a durian

A while back I was speaking with a colleague who had lived in a number of exotic locales, most recently Singapore.  We somehow arrived at the subject of the exotic durian fruit, which I had just read about.  “God, I … Continue reading

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Farewell, Charlie

On Wednesday nights for several years I had a date with a man I’d never met.  His name was Charlie McIntosh, and he had never heard of me. When I discovered our public radio station, it didn’t take me long to … Continue reading

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